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faux

Syllabification: faux

Definition of faux in English:

adjective

1Made in imitation; artificial: a string of faux pearls a faux-fur jacket
More example sentences
  • I don't want cute little sayings stamped into the faux leather.
  • Here he screams at my friend Stephanie's faux pregnant belly.
  • My grandmother, Ruthie, used a little barrel shaped fan in her living room with a faux red marble top.
1.1Not genuine; fake or false: their faux concern for the well-being of the voters didn’t fool many
More example sentences
  • Unabashedly direct, the productions revel in their own faux facade with an almost conspiratorial glee.
  • Galaxy Angel uses faux seriousness to its advantage, creating ludicrous scenarios that somehow seem plausible.
  • This faux outrage wouldn't get first place in an 8th grade talent show.

Origin

French, literally 'false'.

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