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faux

 (fō)
adj.
Artificial; fake: faux pearls.

[French, from Old French fals; see false.]
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faux

(fəʊ)
adj
false, counterfeit or imitation, esp when used in compounds, for example faux-leather
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faux

(foʊ)

adj.
artificial or imitation; fake: faux pearls.
[1670–80; < French]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.faux - not genuine or realfaux - not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide"
artificial, unreal - contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
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References in classic literature ?
David Faux, even before his apprenticeship was ended.
Faux, senior, had told his son very frankly, that he must not look to being set up in business by HIM: with seven sons, and one of them a very healthy and well-developed idiot, who consumed a dumpling about eight inches in diameter every day, it was pretty well if they got a hundred apiece at his death.
David Faux, thought he had achieved a triumph of cunning when he had associated himself in his brother's rudimentary mind with the flavour of yellow lozenges.
"Come ye who love, And ye who hate, Children of the Holy Dove, And Guy Faux of the state, And hang conspiracies From the tough rafters of the trees!"
You are a perfect Guy Faux. See if you are not burnt in effigy this 5th of November coming.
The surprise with which Kate, as she closed the room-door, beheld, close beside it, Newman Noggs standing bolt upright in a little niche in the wall like some scarecrow or Guy Faux laid up in winter quarters, almost occasioned her to call aloud.
It also brought Bukawai quite miraculously out of his swoon, but when the old witch-doctor saw the reason for the disturbance he quickly relapsed into unconsciousness before anyone discovered his FAUX PAS.
'faux air' of Nebuchadnezzar in the fields about you, that is certain: your hair reminds me of eagles' feathers; whether your nails are grown like birds' claws or not, I have not yet noticed."
Los Angeles, CA, August 31, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Today at the company's Acton, Ca location, BlindAndScreen.com announced immediate availability of Cordless Faux Wood Blinds, "We have been selling the Cordless Faux Wood Blinds to our existing clients for the past eight and a half months with great success," said Angel Tristan, President at BlindAndScreen.com.
Nothing says fall like plaid, but this season try elevating the style (and warmth) of your look with a little touch of faux fur!
f your home isn't blessed with natural sunlight, artificial flowers can be a godsend, especially when you consider the vast array of faux bunches and stems that sometimes look better than the real thing.