Defined in online dictionaries,
Ignorant means a lack of education, while
Naive means a lack of worldly experience. What is the practical difference between these two? When would I use one and not the other?
We could consider education to be the acquisition of knowledge, and experience to be knowledge acquired first-hand. In that case, these two words would have no practical difference, yet I have had people strongly disagree with me in some discussions.
One person tried to explain that
ignorant is when a person doesn't know about something, whereas
naive is when a person does or should know about something but fails to act on the knowledge or fails to acquire the knowledge before acting.
Could someone please clarify?