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Definition of Naif

The word naif comes from the French homophone naïf which means naive. Starting from this meaning, being a naive person is the same as being a naive person, also, it can be used to indicate someone who has an appearance of naivety.

Naif is a word fully accepted by the authorities of the Spanish language. It can be used with or without accentuation, that is, the words naive and naive are interchangeable in use and semantics. Its use among Spanish speakers is more common in countries such as Argentina and Uruguay.

From the generic meaning, various uses of the term have emerged, ranging in areas such as art, fashion, among others.

Naif and its most common uses

In naive art it is used mainly to indicate an artistic trend . Naive art is characterized by being naive, spontaneous, simple, poetic, and sometimes childish. It can also be applied to a work of art that does not have a technique as its base.

A naive artist is usually self-taught or with little technical knowledge. For this reason, the works are usually absent of clear concepts and are not subject to the rules of any particular style.

Naif is a term that can also be used to indicate a style or fashion. Thus, dressing simply can be determined as a naive outfit. This can be used mainly towards women, because being a “naive girl” is dressing in a simple way, but one that captivates by the magic of simplicity.

Based on the above, it is necessary to clarify that the use of naif, in terms of fashion, is not exclusive to the female gender, because although it is a more generalized use, it does not in any way exclude the possibility of being used to refer to male outfits.