Definition of faux in English:

faux

adjective

  • 1Made in imitation; artificial.

    ‘a string of faux pearls’
    ‘a faux-fur jacket’
    • ‘Edgestitch along the overlapped edges of each faux suede section.’
    • ‘The faux student claimed he was the nephew of Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.’
    • ‘I don't want cute little sayings stamped into the faux leather.’
    • ‘Add faux stitching around the edges of the dress with a fine tip marker.’
    • ‘Faux wood blinds with fewer ladders look much better.’
    • ‘One showed a picture of faux doctors performing defibrillation on an imitation Hardees owner.’
    • ‘Here he screams at my friend Stephanie's faux pregnant belly.’
    • ‘I am thinking of adopting a faux Californian accent for such situations.’
    • ‘Tiles for the faux fireplace are being installed today.’
    • ‘Wallpapering, color consultations and faux finishes are also available.’
    • ‘Susan did an artistic faux painting job.’
    • ‘One easy way to personalize your room is to use faux painting, which creates texture or visual interest.’
    • ‘What is considered a good price by the square foot for the faux wood shutters?’
    • ‘Whether that's enough to turn this faux steakhouse into a first-class restaurant remains to be seen.’
    • ‘However, just because faux meat products use plant foods doesn't make them all healthy.’
    • ‘At the worst of times, this nearly-three-hour self-indulgent muddle of a faux epic is flat-out unbearable.’
    • ‘It is interesting that you are talking about faux science.’
    • ‘And it was served in a faux bird's nest.’
    • ‘Leather, suede and faux fur continue to make their presence felt.’
    • ‘My grandmother, Ruthie, used a little barrel shaped fan in her living room with a faux red marble top.’
    1. 1.1 Not genuine; fake or false.
      ‘their faux concern for the well-being of the voters didn't fool many’
      • ‘The alternative has serious problems of its own, replacing faux precision with admitted vagueness and subjectivity.’
      • ‘Faux economics is different, because, as I stated, doctors know as much about economics as they do about farming.’
      • ‘We should do something concrete about this instead of pretending that a faux colorblindness will make it all go away.’
      • ‘This faux naturalism may not bother others, but the hippie in me was affronted.’
      • ‘Salzman discovers that her young female researchers are bored with faux sensitivity and want biceps instead.’
      • ‘But after that, she declined into a fog of faux gaiety.’
      • ‘Professor Ann Althouse is a faux moderate in the style of Jeff Jarvis and Michael Totten.’
      • ‘More interesting than this faux historicism is the developer's integration of Victoria Gardens streets with Rancho Cucamonga's city streets.’
      • ‘The title essay reflects on how faux information becomes news and news becomes sound bites.’
      • ‘Political posturing and faux diplomacy may be all we can expect.’
      • ‘The charm and winning portrayal cannot support the weight of predictability, unrealism, and faux sentimentality.’
      • ‘Fred is the ultimate lie detector, puncturing European faux sophistication and prejudices with sardonic élan.’
      • ‘She stretches her eyes in faux surprise.’
      • ‘Galaxy Angel uses faux seriousness to its advantage, creating ludicrous scenarios that somehow seem plausible.’
      • ‘Unabashedly direct, the productions revel in their own faux facade with an almost conspiratorial glee.’
      • ‘But what about the "faux marriage" agreement?’
      • ‘The piece is packed with multicultural references, often comic, including faux Indian, Spanish and African dances, with a dash of Irish.’
      • ‘Despite her faux humbleness, the rants and abnormalities look set to continue.’
      • ‘This faux outrage wouldn't get first place in an 8th grade talent show.’
      • ‘Unlike his earlier excursions into faux political commentary, these seem to be based on incidents that were all too real.’

Origin

French, literally false.

Pronunciation:

faux

/fō/