variants: also façades
plural of facade

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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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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

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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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“Facades.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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