a : made to look like something else that is usually more valuable : imitation, fake faux leather/fur a string of faux pearls … faux is the French word for fake, but it"s a very chic fake. Faux marble, for example, is found in the best of homes.— Sylvia Sachs


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b : not sincere a show of faux <=feigned> concern On Monday the CEO dusted off a version of the "I"m sorry if I offended you" faux apology used when people really mean, "I"m sorry I got caught." — The East Bay (California) Times

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Recent Examples on the Internet Angle said iRobot spent years building a library of pictures of poop, real and faux. — Rachel Metz, CNN, 9 Sep. 2021 The buildings have been reclad with a waterproof material and faux-wood paneling. — New York Times, 5 Aug. 2021 And if anyone ever doubts that the Forrest Gump star previously owned the trailer, Hanks even saw fit to sign one of its faux-wood panels. — Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 21 July 2021 These are granite below and a no-maintenance faux wood above. — Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 19 June 2021 This is a little like putting 10 station wagons – the land yachts of two generations ago, the ones with the faux wood trim – in the hands of people who bring their groceries home in a sporty two-seater. — Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 June 2021 Turn over a new leaf this season by adding real or faux potted plants to your bedroom. — Belle Duchene, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 May 2021 Real or faux mudcloth pillows next to cushions in crochet, knits or linens add flair. — Merlisa Lawrence Corbett, chicagotribune.com, 18 Mar. 2021 To finish the bat, cover the frame with black faux fur. — Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Aug. 2021

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