1 : the front of a building; also : any face of a building given special architectural treatment
2 : a false, superficial or artificial appearance or effect
from Italian facciata,
face, from Vulgar Latin *facia
First Known Use: circa 1681
This word fascinates me because it’s seemingly French and its meaning can be used in such different ways and means face in its barest sense. The face of a building or at face value when dealing with people and situations.
I think this is a great word to incorporate into your work.
Some uses of the word:
The facade of the building scintillated in the sunlight.
Her facade was shattered as he told her he knew the truth about her spending sprees and bad credit.
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