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Definition of 'veneer'

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It took an own goal and a penalty to give a flattering veneer to the scoreline. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Ghosts deals with the moral rot concealed behind a veneer of decorum. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For a few days it seemed as if the veneer of our civilisation was thin. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Under this thin veneer of modesty lies a monster of greed. Christianity Today (2000)But proof of his twisted extremism hits hopes of building a veneer of respectability. The Sun (2011)His respectable veneer gives space for a tiny minority to pretend that their extremist views are mainstream. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She was playing the tough businesswoman but it was a thin veneer. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are certain areas where all men lose their veneer of civilisation and give vent to the beast within. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In the sitting room, the end wall is also covered with teak veneer. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There are new bespoke possibilities involving the hi-fi and the wood veneers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It does classic and modern designs in man-made and natural wood veneers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's a boardroom done up with wood veneer and we have tea and biscuits. Times, Sunday Times (2010)For their generation, such tolerance was commonplace in maintaining the veneer of marital respectability. The Sun (2012)The chaos only lasted three days, but it made me aware that the veneer of civilisation is very thin. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But they produce fine veneer. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Soft leather and fine wood veneers abound and the centrally mounted clock is more reminiscent of a luxury gentleman's watch than a mere timepiece. Times, Sunday Times (2007)

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Translations for 'veneer'

British English: veneer NOUN
If you refer to the pleasant way that someone or something appears as a veneer, you are critical of them because you believe that their true, hidden nature is not good.
He was able to fool the world with his veneer of education.

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