faux-naïf

adjective
faux-na·​ïf | \ ˌfō-nä-ˈēf How to pronounce faux-naïf (audio) \
variants: or faux-naif

Definition of faux-naïf

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

First Known Use of faux-naïf

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for faux-naïf

French, literally, falsely naive

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