Definition of "faux" []

  • Artificial; fake: faux pearls. (adjective)
  • False, counterfeit or imitation, esp when used in compounds, for example faux-leather (adjective)

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Use "faux" in a sentence
  • "Recently Mark Zuckerberg (the founder of Facebook) stated that this year Facebook would have one billion participants -- most of whom spend endless daily hours enlisting the membership of what I label "faux friends"(FFs)."
  • "Our definitions of civility obviously differ greatly, probably when it comes down to what I call faux civility."
  • "The politicians are also adept at what I call faux reform."