I adjective believing, callow, childish, childlike, credulous, deceivable, deludable, dupable, exploitable, foolable, green, gullible, immature, inexperienced, innocent, natural, open, plain, provincial, simple, simplex, trusting, unaffected, unfeigned, unschooled, unsophisticated, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unworldly, void of suspicion II index credulous, inexperienced, ingenuous, puerile, unaccustomed, unaffected (sincere), unsuspecting

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