Meaning of “façade” in the English Dictionary

"façade" in British English

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uk /fəˈsɑːd/ us /fəˈsɑːd/

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.

(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 person presents to others:

Behind her façade of gentleness was a tough competitor.

(Definition of “façade” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)