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Synonyms for appearance
əˈpɪər əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appearance, visual aspect(noun)

    outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

    coming into court, visual aspect, show, appearing

    disappearing, disappearance

  2. appearance(noun)

    the event of coming into sight

    coming into court, visual aspect, show, appearing

    disappearing, disappearance

  3. appearance, appearing, coming into court(noun)

    formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action

    coming into court, visual aspect, show, appearing

    disappearing, disappearance

  4. appearance(noun)

    a mental representation

    "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"

    coming into court, visual aspect, show, appearing

    disappearance, disappearing

  5. appearance(noun)

    the act of appearing in public view

    "the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period"; "it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America"

    coming into court, visual aspect, show, appearing

    disappearance, disappearing

  6. appearance, show(noun)

    pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression

    "they try to keep up appearances"; "that ceremony is just for show"

    coming into court, display, visual aspect, show, appearing

    disappearance, disappearing


  1. appearance(noun)

    semblance, façade, show, pretense, facade

  2. appearance(noun)


  3. appearance(noun)

    A thing seen; a phenomenon; an apparition.

    There was a strange appearance in the sky.

    spectacle, presence, apparition, phenomenon

  4. appearance(noun)

    arrival, manifestation

  5. appearance(noun)

    figure, mien, air, look, manner, aspect

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. appearance

    Air is that combination of qualities which makes the entire impression we receive in a person's presence; as, we say he has the air of a scholar, or the air of a villain. Appearance refers more to the dress and other externals. We might say of a travel-soiled pedestrian, he has the appearance of a tramp, but the air of a gentleman. Expression and look especially refer to the face. Expression is oftenest applied to that which is habitual; as, he has a pleasant expression of countenance; look may be momentary; as, a look of dismay passed over his face. We may, however, speak of the look or looks as indicating all that we look at; as, he had the look of an adventurer; I did not like his looks. Bearing is rather a lofty word; as, he has a noble bearing; port is practically identical in meaning with bearing, but is more exclusively a literary word. Carriage, too, is generally used in a good sense; as, that lady has a good carriage. Mien is closely synonymous with air, but less often used in a bad sense. We say a rakish air rather than a rakish mien. Mien may be used to express some prevailing feeling; as, "an indignant mien." Demeanor goes beyond appearance, including conduct, behavior; as, a modest demeanor. Manner and style are, in large part at least, acquired. Compare BEHAVIOR.

    air, bearing, behavior, carriage, demeanor, expression, fashion, look, manner, mien, port, sort, style, way

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. appearance

    advent, coming, arrival, presence, apparition, aspect, manifestatlon, probability, likeness, exhibition, mien, manner, semblance, air, show, look, pretense, likelihood, presumption

    departure, disappearance, unlikelihood, non-appearance, concealment, evanition

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. appearance(n.)

    coming, arrival

  2. appearance(n.)

    spectrum, what is seen

  3. appearance(n.)

    semblance, seeming, show, face, pretence, color, pretext, guise, fashion, feature

  4. appearance(n.)

    mien, air, aspect, look, complexion, figure, manner, demeanor, personal presence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. appearance(n)

    emersion, emergence, phenomenon, phase, aspect, presence, look, air, semblance

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How to use appearance in a sentence?

  1. Bill Belichick:

    It's sweet, this was the pair's ninth Super Bowl appearance together, the most title games for any head coach and starting quarterback duo in NFL history.Edelman named Super Bowl MVPBrady was 21-for-35 passing for 262 yards, and most of those yards went to wide receiver Julian Edelman, who is boosting his hall-of-fame resume. Edelman -- who was named Super Bowl MVP -- had 10 catches for 141 yards. In addition to already having the second-most receptions in postseason history, Super Bowl MVP's now second all time in postseason receiving yards. Super Bowl MVP trails just the legendary Jerry Rice in both categories.Edelman, who in his college days was a quarterback at Kent State, was drafted by New England in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL draft. Super Bowl MVP is the seventh wide receiver to be named Super Bowl MVP.

  2. Jeff Jacobson:

    Big name speakers get well into six figures to make an appearance or give a speech at an event. If they choose to pursue that avenue, they would be considered in the top echelon of speakers.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    In the capsule of eternal love You radiate powerful sexual energy of beauty, you are a pheromone of sex and eternal love. Tantalizing exciting appearance of your juicy body. White marble skin, as if from the petals of white roses, it smells of lust for love, and moans with lust, my imagination was still so sweet, white skin is the color of true love, endless passion, bottomless love in your ideal image. My love for you is endless and immortal like my soul. I am in love with you in any state of consciousness of the world, dimension. My whole being is saturated with love for you. You will always be in my heart in a capsule of eternal love, where you will sleep sweetly and dream to me where we will always be together. From the endless love for you from its absolute power, my soul levitates in the cosmos of dreams about you. Life with you is a sweet erotic dream of romance, a sincere dream in which I am ready to live forever, you are the most perfect creation of reality, you are love only in reality itself, a dream generated by billions of dreams of men, perfection that cannot be surpassed, your beauty is immeasurably, endlessly beautiful . It is so beautiful that it is difficult to breathe with delight; you are more beautiful than life itself and reality. A sincere dream from my subconscious, consciously and unconsciously, I love only you. It is so beautiful that compliments break out of me spontaneously. My love for you is eternal, it pierces the future, eternity, future lives, I will subconsciously love only you. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Douglas Smith:

    Up until the Klu Klux Klan thing, he had been doing pretty well, he oozes this appearance that everybody can fly in a gold jet and have a mansion. I think it’s his signature charisma.

  5. Boileau:

    Gold gives the appearance of beauty even to ugliness; but everything becomes frightful with poverty.

Translations for appearance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • شكل, مظهرArabic
  • явяване, външен вид, явление, прилика, външност, появяванеBulgarian
  • aparició, aparençaCatalan, Valencian
  • vzhled, objevení seCzech
  • Erscheinen, Aussehen, AuftrittGerman
  • aperaĵoEsperanto
  • aparición, aparienciaSpanish
  • ilmaantuminen, ilmestyminen, ulkomuoto, ulkonäkö, julkiasuFinnish
  • comparution, apparition, apparenceFrench
  • comharthaí sóirt, comharthaí, comharthaí aithne, nochtadh, cruth, cuma, dealramhIrish
  • taisbeanadh, coltasScottish Gaelic
  • הופעהHebrew
  • रूपHindi
  • արտաքինArmenian
  • penampilanIndonesian
  • comparsa, apparizione, aria, aspetto, comparizione, visione, apparenza, presentazione, cera, sembianzaItalian
  • 様子, 外観, 出現, 見掛けJapanese
  • aanblik, verschijningDutch
  • iʼnoolinígííNavajo, Navaho
  • aparycja, zjawisko, wyglądPolish
  • comparecimento, aparência, aparecimento, apariçãoPortuguese
  • apariție, prezentare, înfățișare, viziune, ivire, aparență, aspectRomanian
  • появление, внешний вид, явление, явка, внешностьRussian
  • pojavljivanje, vanjština, pojava, izgledSerbo-Croatian
  • tillstymmelse, framträdande, utseende, ankomst, sken, uppträdandeSwedish
  • தோற்றம்Tamil
  • xuất hiệnVietnamese
  • 外形Chinese

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