Meaning of false front

false' front'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a façade falsifying the size, finish, or importance of a building, esp. one having a humble purpose or cheap construction.
  2. any deceptive appearance: He hid his great shyness behind a false front of aggressiveness.
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