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facade

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façade

Synonyms and Antonyms of facade

  1. 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 of facade exterior, front (also façade), face, forehead, forepartWords Related to facade outside, skin, surface, veneerNear Antonyms of facade innards, inside, interiorAntonyms of facade back, rear, rearward, reverse

  2. 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 of facade act, airs, charade, disguise, masquerade (also façade), front, guise, playacting, pose, pretense (or pretence), put-on, semblance, showWords Related to facade impersonation, performance, portrayal; image, persona; appearance, color, gloss; camouflage, cloak; affectation, deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation, double-dealing, duplicity, fakery, fraud, guile; betrayal, double cross, faithlessness, falseness, falsity, infidelity, perfidy, treachery, treason, unfaithfulness; excuse, pretextNear Antonyms of facade bluntness, candidness, candor, directness, forthrightness, frankness, openheartedness, outspokenness, plainspokenness, sincerity, straightforwardness; artlessness, genuineness, naïveté (also naivete or naiveté)

  3. 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 of facade gloss (also façade), veneer, window dressingWords Related to facade cotton candy, fluff, tinsel; fig leaf; charade, front, guise, masquerade, pose, semblance, show



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