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faux–naïf

adjective faux–na·ïf \ˌfō-nä-ˈēf\

Definition of faux–naïf

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



Variants of faux–naïf

or faux–na·if \ˌfō-nä-ˈēf\

Origin of faux–naïf

French, literally, falsely naive


First Known Use: 1948


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