Pronunciation of Facade
/fəsˈɑːd/, /fəsˈɑːd/, /f_ə_s_ˈɑː_d/
Synonyms for facade:
Other synonyms and related words:
forged, mannered, forced, synthetic, theatrical, artificial, Impersonating, ostentatious, fraudulent, studied, imposture, counterfeit, mock, affected, stilted, stiff, la-di-da, deceitful, showy, Masquerading, pretentious, histrionic, imitation, unnatural, bogus, fake, ersatz, false, stagy, posing, overdone.
appearance, often deceptive (noun)
frontage, window dressing.
front, fakery, forgery, guise, claim, charade, fraud, cover, pose, counterfeit, affectation, stage, imposture, imitation, bluff, device, show, deceit, masquerade, pretension, mannerism, artificiality, disguise, ostentation, pretense, air, gimmick, impersonation, falseness.
Usage examples for facade:
- It is a pretty spot, with its white facade, its green shutters, and broad verandah, the wood- work nearly hidden by the clustering creepers and vines. - "The Ruined Cities of Zululand", Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley.
- Mural paintings also flourished abundantly and in some sections the endless facade of the apartments was a continuous pageant. - "City of Endless Night", Milo Hastings.
- The monumental altar of sacrifice was placed in front of the facade, close by the eastern angle of the enclosure. - "The Eleusinian Mysteries and Rites", Dudley Wright.