[ foh-nah-eef ]
/ ˈfoʊ nɑˈif /
marked by a pretense of simplicity or innocence; disingenuous.
a person who shrewdly affects an attitude or pose of simplicity or innocence.
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British Dictionary definitions for faux-naif
/ French (fonaif) /
appearing or seeking to appear simple and unsophisticateda faux-naïf narration
a person who pretends to be naïve
Word Origin for faux-naïf
French: false naïve
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