fac＝face（面部，正面），forehead（前额） 变化型 front
1 (fml 文) front (of a building) （建筑物的）正面.
2 (fig 比喻) outward appearance, esp a deceptive one 外表（尤指虚伪的）
*a facade of indifference 假装冷漠
* Squalor and poverty lay behind the city's glittering facade. 这城市表面繁华, 背後却肮脏和贫困.
[Date: 1600-1700; Language: French;Origin: façade, from Italian faccia 'face']
the front of a building, especially a large and important one
the facade of the cathedral
an impressive building with a red brick facade
a way of behaving that hides your real feelings
Behind her cheerful facade , she's a really lonely person.
She managed to maintain a facade of bravery.
1. The patient´s cheerful smile was just a facade; actually, she was suffering from ennui. 那病人愉快的微笑只是表面上的；事实上她倦怠的很。