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Synonyms for appearance
əˈpɪər əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

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

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

  4. appearance, visual aspect(noun)

    outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

    veer, bring down, snub, turn off, edit out, burn, rationalize, hack, trim down, write out, prune, thin, slue, trim back, trim, ignore, swerve, shorten, cut off, edit, thin out, cut down, skip, abridge, reduce, rationalise, contract, foreshorten, dilute, curve, switch off, sheer, make out, geld, slew, tailor, turn out, disregard, issue, cut back, abbreviate, trend

    uncastrated, increased, uncut, unabridged, unpierced, rough, imperforate, undiluted, unsheared

  5. appearance(noun)

    a mental representation

    "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"


  6. appearance(noun)

    the event of coming into sight

    flight, feather


  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

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. Anuj Somany:

    A shameless person cares less literally saying nothing about what the people speak about his/her selfishness and always more concern only about own external appearance and dress.

  2. Pete Buttigieg:

    This is a very special appearance because I'm being reunited with somebody whose story I've been sharing lately, and I'm proud to know that a campaign can help her feel like she can stand up tall and be who she is. Because that means that, long before the first vote is even cast, we are creating that kind of culture of belonging that every one of our supporters can spread, that everyone who is here can go out and spread to others, to let everybody know where you fit.

  3. Chris Matthews:

    Compliments on a woman's appearance that some men, including me, might have once incorrectly thought were okay, were never okay. Not then and certainly not today, and for making such comments in the past, I'm sorry.

  4. Victor Hugo:

    So different are the colours of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side.

  5. Andy McKean:

    He sets, in my opinion, a poor example for the nation and particularly for our children by personally insulting -- often in a crude and juvenile fashion -- those who disagree with him, being a bully at a time when we we are attempting to discourage bullying, his frequent disregard for the truth and his willingness to ridicule or marginalize people for their appearance, ethnicity or disability.

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Translations for appearance

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  • 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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