(Of a work of art or a person) artificially or affectedly simple or naive: faux-naif pastoralism
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- The author doesn't present himself as something he is not: he does not exaggerate his knowledge of the country and he also steers clear of the irritating faux-naif persona favoured by some travel writers.
- The show featured the small, richly colored, faux-naif paintings on paper that the playwright completed between 1946 and 1956.
- A (perhaps the) central question, which divides modern readers into two camps, is how far style and content are really faux-naif and informed by humour and irony.
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mid 20th century: from French faux 'false' + naïf 'naive'.