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  • n. Common misspelling of naivety. (Also sometimes of nativity.)

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Examples

  • Part of the naivity is the seeming suggestion that criminal prosecution is possible in the case of most of the detainees.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Terrorists’ Court:

  • A humble thing to always keep in mind as an artist when you tend to feel hurt by another persons view or irritated by it's apparent 'naivity': it's just a view.

    Utopiales Poster, Part 2

  • Although it was over 30 years ago, this kind of naivity still goes on, even among 40 and 50 year olds who are homemakers.

    Archive 2005-04-01

  • Until 18 yo it's called " naivity ", after 18 it have another name.

    Potpourri

  • The USA senators simply cannot comprehend the "naivity" of a government that acts on humanitarian grounds.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Here we have nothing less than a real class act - President Obama - finally some one with common sense and yet a lack of naivity.

    Obama: 'Real progress' at nuclear summit

  • It is naivity and youth that believe that a simple one step big change in a system developed over 60 years will produce the claimed good results.

    First on the Ticker: Nelson buys TV time on health care

  • The criminal element will go after any woman (these criminals -- rapists -- hate women -- it is lust and anger combined) who looks vulnerable or like a potential victim by exhibiting a lack of confidence; naivity, carelessness and brazenness by immodest dress; vulnerability and innocence by religious garb; and by wandering around alone.

    Protecting Our Daughters

  • In another case an abusive person (who has selected his partner for factors such as vulnerability, naivity, or insecurity) uses pain and psychodrama to break his chosen partner into his notion of obedience and co-dependence.

    On Domestic Violence And Guns

  • This is obvious psychological pathology of Mr. Carter whose legacy will always include naivity and allowing evil powers in Iran and elsewhere to take over.

    Carter asks Jewish community for forgiveness

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