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(Greek: dwarf, dwarfish; pygmy; "little old man;" very small or tiny; also, a decimal prefix used in the international metric system for measurements)
Word Entries containing the term: “na
faux-naïf, faux-naif (foh nah EEF) (noun); faux-naïfs, faux-naifs (pl)
Someone who pretends to be innocent and who presents an attitude of simplicity: In an effort to sell his new scientific book, Jeb presented himself as a faux-naïf so the publisher would think that the contents would be easy for all readers to understand and not just sophisticated scientists.
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faux-naïf, faux-naif (foh nah EEF) (adjective); more faux-naïf, more faux-naif; most faux-naïf, most faux-naif
1. Appearing, pretending, or striving to appear to be simple and unsophisticated: Mike delivered a faux-naïf description of his complicated computer programming to the university students.
2. Etymology: from French faux, "false" + naïf, "naive" or "simple".
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