faux-na·ïfalso faux-naif (fō-nä-ēf′)
Marked by a false show of innocent simplicity: "Their gee-whiz, faux-naif comportment is not always convincing" (Madison Smartt Bell).
[French : faux, false + naïf, naive.]
appearing or seeking to appear simple and unsophisticated: a faux-naïf narration.
a person who pretends to be naïve
[French: false naïve]
A French word meaning false naïve, used to describe someone or something with a false appearance of unsophistication.