faux-naïf


faux–na·ïf

adjective \ˌfō-nä-ˈēf\

Definition of FAUX-NAÏF

:  spuriously or affectedly childlike :  artfully simple <faux–naïf prose>

Variants of FAUX-NAÏF

faux–na·ïf or faux–na·if \ˌfō-nä-ˈēf\

Origin of FAUX-NAÏF

French, literally, falsely naive
First Known Use: 1948

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