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Definition of faux in English:

adjective

1Made in imitation; artificial: a rope of faux pearls a faux-fur jacket
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  • The headbands range from soft bandeau bands to U shaped glitter and faux silk bands.
  • Try bronze and apricot colors on your eyes, lips and cheeks for an irresistible faux glow.
  • Do you have any tips for choosing faux leather with a more realistic appearance?
1.1Not genuine; fake or false: their faux concern for the well-being of the voters didn’t fool many [as submodifier]: his faux-macho banter caused offence
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  • 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, 'false'.

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