Definition of naïf in English:
Naive or ingenuous.
- It is also a thing of beauty, with typography that's clever without being tricksy, saliva-inducing photography and cute little naif drawings.
- As for the styles in which the popular works are executed, Castro has seen a move toward abstracts, while Delacroix, by contrast, has seen increased interest in figurative and naif works.
- For example, consider a client who has shown interest in naif prints.
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A naive or ingenuous person.
- I'd rather hang out with the naifs and unsophisticates, I think, who appreciate the new and unusual, and whose bar for those things hasn't gotten to be ridiculously high.
- It's she who, having abused that privilege to abet terrorist acts, should be under attack by the naifs who have come to her defense.
- When investigators tracked down Tom's parents in California, producers had to rewrite the promotional copy for the show so it wouldn't make them look like such naifs.
Definition of naïf in:
- US English dictionary
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