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1.
Generally speaking, to be naive means you do not think enough. People who are "naive" tend to believe in whatever they are told, without questioning whether it is right or wrong. As for age, it can be anywhere from 1-100. Anyone who has not lived through and seen enough of this world is generally referred to as naive.
Some people just vote for whoever; they're so naive.
by Shit-faced metal liking person September 22, 2003
 
2.
A naive person is someone with a childish/innocent view of the world. The opposite of a cynic, really.
1. Everyone has some good in them.

2. A stranger is just a friend you haven't met.

These people are naive, because they believe that people like Himmler regret sending all the Jews to the gas chamber, and that people who say you shouldn't go somewhere on your own with a stranger are overreacting.
by Twinkle-star15 May 21, 2006
 
3.
A word that is commonly used to negatively refer to a person who is very idealistic and believes in supposed non-existent social constructs such as "soulmates", "true love", "peace on earth" etc.

However, this needs to be reversed as there is nothing wrong with it and those who hate on naive people are just envious their innocence was already brutally shattered by some tragic mishap (i.e. being dumped or cheated on)

People who are naive are not ignorant fools but rather they are people who dare to dream and go against the grain of the all-too-common cynical realist who love playing the role of joy killer

And for the record, the concept of "true love" cannot be disproven either, so some people need to stop preaching like it's not real just because they suck at relationships
Guy 1: Joe is so naive. He thinks he has a soulmate somewhere out there. The poor sap will probably only get his heart broken and end up being like the rest of us

Guy 2: Stop talking like the bitter realist that you are
by iluvemp02 December 23, 2008
 
4.
Being naive generally means not to think enough. Naive persons often show a certain ignorance or simplicity when thinking about a problem. This could be due to lack of experience, information or ability to make judgments.
Some people say all Americans are ignorant and naive, however, this is a naive view itself.

Some naive teenagers think nothing can happen to them when they leave their name and address in a chatbox.

John thinks their is no corruption in politics, this is naive.

A lot of children are naive, however, people of all ages can be naive, simply due to a lack of experience or a lack of information.
by JW_00000 April 23, 2007
 
5.
A person who despite overwhelming blantent evidence is oblivious to whats going on in his/ her surroundings.
Jessica thought that being bought Sex and the City had no strings attached. Clearly she was naive
by Horatio Salazar July 04, 2005
 
6.
Although Oxford people refer being naive as Foolish or unsophisticated, naive are those who follow their heart and not just their mind.Naive are those simpleton people who are genuine and do not manipulate the things.Naive refers to innocent persons who are natural and are unaffected by the earthly values
key to happy marriage is having a naive heart
by kavya_45 February 03, 2012
 
7.
The majority of Americans. Such a pathetic country I live in...
you wonder why all of your kids are brats..because you dont know how to raise them...you shelter them and continue the line of ignorance through out america...naive
by OmiddlemanO June 27, 2006