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English definition of “cosmetic”


adjective (NOT REAL)    /kɒzˈmet.ɪk/ US  /kɑːzˈmet̬-/ disapproving
describes changes, etc. that are intended to make you believe that something is better when, really, the problem has not been solved: They were offered a few cosmetic improvements to their working conditions, but nothing of significance. → Synonym superficialFaking and pretending cosmetically     /-ɪ.kəl.i/ adverb Faking and pretending
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