Farce vs Faux - What's the difference?

farce | faux |

As a noun farce

is .

As an adjective faux is

fake or artificial.



(wikipedia farce)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .


  • (lb) A style of humor marked by broad improbabilities with little regard to regularity or method; compare sarcasm .
  • (lb) A motion picture or play featuring this style of humor.
  • *
  • Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer languageunderstood him very well. If he had written a love letter, or a farce , or a ballade , or a story, no one, either clerks, or friends, or compositors, would have understood anything but a word here and a word there.
  • (lb) A situation abounding with ludicrous incidents.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 9, author=Jonathan Wilson, work=the Guardian
  • , title= Europa League: Radamel Falcao's Atl├ętico Madrid rout Athletic Bilbao , passage=The first match in the magnificent new national stadium was a Euro 2012 qualifier between Romania and France that soon descended into farce as the pitch cut up and players struggled to maintain their footing. Amorebieta at times seemed to be paying homage to that game, but nobody else seemed to have a problem; it was just that Falcao was far better than him.}}
  • (lb) A ridiculous or empty show.
  • Derived terms
    * farcical

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


  • To stuff with forcemeat.
  • (figurative) To fill full; to stuff.
  • * Bishop Sanderson
  • The first principles of religion should not be farced with school points and private tenets.
  • (obsolete) To make fat.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • if thou wouldst farce thy lean ribs
  • (obsolete) To swell out; to render pompous.
  • * Sandys
  • farcing his letter with fustian


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  • Fake or artificial
  • clothing made from faux leather
    a faux -archaic style of speech
    faux wine


    * genuine

    Derived terms

    * faux pas * fauxhawk / fohawk * fauxhemian * fauxlex * fauxmosexual * fauxnetic * fauxtatoes ----