Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Marked by a false show of innocent simplicity: "Their gee-whiz, faux-naif comportment is not always convincing” ( Madison Smartt Bell).

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French : faux, false + naïf, naive.

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