without experience of social rules or behavior, especially because one is young
too willing to believe without proof
"a teenager's naive ignorance of life"
"the naive assumption that things can only get better"
"this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"
"primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking"
"lamentably unenlightened as to the laws"
"it seemed a bizarre ceremony to uninitiated western eyes"
"he took part in the experiment as a naive subject"