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English definition of “façade”

façade

noun uk   /fəˈsɑːd/ us  

façade noun (BUILDING)

[C] the front of a building, especially a large or attractive building: the gallery's elegant 18th-century façade

façade noun (FALSE APPEARANCE)

[S] a false appearance that makes someone or something seem more pleasant or better than they really are: He kept his hostility hidden behind a friendly façade. We are fed up with this façade of democracy.
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