superadded, especially inappropriately, as a sculptural or architectural ornament.
artificial, counterfeit, or false.
an imitation or substitute.
a false hairpiece.
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Origin of postiche
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Examples from the Web for postiche
We have made a great succs by means of postiche—there is no denying it.Piccadilly|Laurence Oliphant
(of architectural ornament) inappropriately applied; sham
false or artificial; spurious
Word Origin for postiche
C19: from French, from Italian apposticcio (n), from Late Latin appositīcius (adj); see apposite
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