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"façade" in British English

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façadenoun

uk   us   /fəˈsɑːd/
  • façade noun (BUILDING)

[C] the ​front of a ​building, ​especially a ​large or ​attractivebuilding: the gallery's ​elegant 18th-century façade
  • façade noun (FALSE APPEARANCE)

[S] a ​falseappearance that makes someone or something ​seem more ​pleasant or ​better than they really are: He ​kept his ​hostilityhidden behind a ​friendly façade. We are ​fed up with this façade of ​democracy.
(Definition of façade from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"façade" in American English

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façadenoun [C]

(also facade)  us   /fəˈsɑd/
the ​front of a ​building: The façade is made of ​limestone. A person’s façade is the ​image that ​personpresents to ​others: Behind her façade of ​gentleness was a ​toughcompetitor.
(Definition of façade from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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