Ideological slogans that were a façade for power struggles.
An example of facade is the front of the local mall.
An example of facade is the putting on of a smile when really feeling quite upset.
Other Word Forms
Origin of facade
- French from Italian facciata from faccia face from Vulgar Latin facia from Latin faciēs dhē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition