faux-naïf

adjective faux-na·ïf \ ˌfō-nä-ˈēf \
variants: or faux-naif

Definition of faux-naïf

:spuriously or affectedly childlike :artfully simple
  • faux-naïf prose

Origin and Etymology of faux-naïf

French, literally, falsely naive


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