F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [foh]
    • /foʊ/
    • /fəʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [foh]
    • /foʊ/

Definitions of faux word

  • adjective faux artificial or imitation; fake: a brooch with faux pearls. 1
  • noun faux Made in imitation; artificial. 1
  • adjective faux jewels: artificial, paste 1
  • adjective faux fur: fake, imitation 1
  • adjective faux false, counterfeit or imitation, esp when used in compounds, for example faux-leather 0
  • adjective faux false or artificial 0

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Origin of faux

First appearance:

before 1670
One of the 47% oldest English words
1670-80; < French; Old French fals < Latin falsus false

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Parts of speech for Faux


faux popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for faux

adj faux

  • fake — to lay (a rope) in a coil or series of long loops so as to allow to run freely without fouling or kinking (often followed by down).
  • imitative — imitating; copying; given to imitation.
  • imitation — a result or product of imitating.
  • false — not true or correct; erroneous: a false statement.
  • unreal — not real or actual.

adjective faux

  • artificial — Artificial objects, materials, or processes do not occur naturally and are created by human beings, for example using science or technology.
  • reproduction — the act or process of reproducing.
  • ersatz — (of a product) Made or used as a substitute, typically an inferior one, for something else.

Antonyms for faux

adj faux

  • genuine — possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality, or origin; not counterfeit; authentic; real: genuine sympathy; a genuine antique.
  • authentic — An authentic person, object, or emotion is genuine.
  • real — true; not merely ostensible, nominal, or apparent: the real reason for an act.
  • natural — existing in or formed by nature (opposed to artificial): a natural bridge.
  • sincere — free of deceit, hypocrisy, or falseness; earnest: a sincere apology.

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