veneer


veneer

noun

Definition of VENEER

1
a deceptively attractive external appearance <the veneer of civility that the neighbors had maintained over the years disappeared with the filing of the first lawsuit>
Synonyms facade (also façade), veneer, window dressing
2
an outer part or layer <the top and sides of the desk are overlaid with cherry veneers, while the interior wood is white pine>
Related Words facade (also façade), front, top; cover, covering, facing; appearance, disguise, guise, mask, semblance, show
Antonyms inside, interior

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