English translation of 'दिखावा'
mn/dikhava, dikhAvA, dikhaavaa, dikhāvā/
1. display transitive verb, variable noun
If you display a quality or emotion, you behave in a way which shows that you have it. You can also talk about a display of a particular quality or emotion.
It was unlike Gordon to display his feelings.
...his determined display of courage.
2. facade singular noun
You say that something is a facade when its outward appearance deliberately gives a wrong impression.
Behind the confident facade is a sad and lonely man.
3. gimmick countable noun
A gimmick is an unusual and unnecessary feature or action whose purpose is to attract attention or publicity; used showing disapproval.
It is just a public relations gimmick.
4. pretence variable noun
A pretence is a way of behaving that is intended to make people believe something that is not true.
William made a pretence of writing a note in his book.
5. pretension variable noun
Someone with pretensions pretends that they are more important than they really are.
We like him for his honesty and his lack of pretension.
6. semblance singular noun
If there is a semblance of a particular condition or quality, it appears to exist, though in fact it may not.[formal]
A semblance of normality has been restored.
7. sham countable noun
If you describe something as a sham, you disapprove of it because it is not what it seems to be.
The government's promises were exposed as a hollow sham.
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Translation of दिखावा from the Collins Hindi to English Dictionary