facade


facade

noun

Definition of FACADE

1
a forward part or surface <all of the stores in the mall have facades that are in keeping with the style of a 19th-century American village>
Synonyms exterior, facade (also façade), face, forehead, forepart
Related Words outside, skin, surface, veneer
Near Antonyms innards, inside, interior
2
a display of emotion or behavior that is insincere or intended to deceive <his interest in acting is just a facade—he joined the drama club to meet girls>
Synonyms act, airs, charade, disguise, facade (also façade), front, guise, playacting, pose, pretense (or pretence), put-on, semblance, show
3
a deceptively attractive external appearance <the company's facade of success collapsed when it was revealed that its financial officers had been cooking the books for years>
Synonyms facade (also façade), veneer, window dressing

Variants of FACADE

facade also façade

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