- artificially or affectedly naive
- of a literary or artistic style that pretends to be simple, childlike, or unsophisticated
Origin of faux-naïfFrench
a faux-naïf person, style, etc.
Marked by a false show of innocent simplicity: “Their gee-whiz, faux-naif comportment is not always convincing” ( Madison Smartt Bell )
Origin of faux-naifFrench faux false naïf naive