Definitions

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  • noun The quality of being naff.

Etymologies

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naff +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The brand image it generates is of something cheap and disposable, shallow and callow, prone to formulation, infantilism and the all-round naffness of any compensatory fantasy.

    Hey, Janet! Have You Got Syfy?

  • Presumably designed to suggest kookiness; naffness is, in fact, the achieved effect. #books about 16 hours, 19 minutes ago

    Letters: Mr Vaizey, in the library, with the axe

  • Presumably designed to suggest kookiness; naffness is, in fact, the achieved effect. #books about 16 hours, 19 minutes ago

    Letters: Alone in Berlin is morally compromised

  • The brand image it generates is of something cheap and disposable, shallow and callow, prone to formulation, infantilism and the all-round naffness of any compensatory fantasy.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • There's a seam of naffness to Justice's techno cock-rock formation which is peculiarly French.

    Why are Justice, Phoenix and Daft Punk so in love with soft rock?

  • In other words, complete naffness in the form of printed matter.

    Makes You Proud, It Does. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Mind you AoT would need some serious budget to avoid the wobbly sets a la “Neighbours” or the naffness of 1970s Dr Who.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Read Dead essay is up.

  • In accordance with his dogma that sex cannot be represented he dances faffily around the many scenes of coupling and shagging that litter the novel 'the nightly interaction, the indescribable deed, now took place', 23; but the sex keeps clattering back into describability and, indeed, naffness.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • In accordance with his dogma that sex cannot be represented he dances faffily around the many scenes of coupling and shagging that litter the novel 'the nightly interaction, the indescribable deed, now took place', 23; but the sex keeps clattering back into describability and, indeed, naffness.

    Martin Amis, The Pregnant Widow (2010)

  • NO,NO, NO - his jeans are 100% offensive - and it wouldn't matter if Brad Pitt was wearing them - the jeans would still be the height of naffness.

    The Right to Offend

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