variants: also façade

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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

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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

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The first known use of facade was circa 1681

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“Facade.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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