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Synonyms for appearance
əˈpɪər ənsap·pear·ance

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  1. appearancenoun

    facade, pretense, show, façade, semblance

  2. appearancenoun


  3. appearancenoun

    A thing seen; a phenomenon; an apparition.

    There was a strange appearance in the sky.

    phenomenon, spectacle, presence, apparition

  4. appearancenoun

    manifestation, arrival

  5. appearancenoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. appearance, visual aspectnoun

    outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

    coming into court, visual aspect, show, appearing

    disappearing, disappearance

  2. appearancenoun

    the event of coming into sight

    coming into court, visual aspect, show, appearing

    disappearing, disappearance

  3. appearance, appearing, coming into courtnoun

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

    coming into court, visual aspect, show, appearing

    disappearing, disappearance

  4. appearancenoun

    a mental representation

    "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"

    coming into court, visual aspect, show, appearing

    disappearance, disappearing

  5. appearancenoun

    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, shownoun

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. appearancenoun

    coming, arrival

  2. appearancenoun

    spectrum, what is seen

  3. appearancenoun

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

  4. appearancenoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. appearancenoun

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

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How to use appearance in a sentence?

  1. Carrie Fisher:

    'They don't want to hire all of me -- only about three-quarters! nothing changes: It's an appearance-driven thing. I'm in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance. That is so messed up. They might as well say 'get younger,' because that's how easy it is.

  2. Paul Grimm:

    Teenagers want to be attractive to the opposite sex, and they’re horribly concerned about their appearance, if they take a drug that makes them smell bad, it’s no wonder teens don’t comply, and so a lot of kids stop taking the medication.

  3. Jean Jacques Rousseau:

    Your first appearance, he said to me, is the gauge by which you will be measured; try to manage that you may go beyond yourself in after times, but beware of ever doing less.

  4. Jessica Proud:

    The way she handled his attack on her appearance was really sharp and very effective and caused a lot of people to take notice, that was part of the bump that you saw -- everyone was talking about that line the next day.

  5. Deborah Nichols:

    Girls partially are socialized to, sadly, care about appearance and relationships and social media fosters that kind of relationship building.

Translations for appearance

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  • شكل, مظهرArabic
  • прилика, външност, явяване, появяване, външен вид, явлениеBulgarian
  • aparença, aparicióCatalan, Valencian
  • objevení se, vzhledCzech
  • Erscheinen, Aussehen, AuftrittGerman
  • aperaĵoEsperanto
  • apariencia, apariciónSpanish
  • ulkonäkö, ulkomuoto, julkiasu, ilmestyminen, ilmaantuminenFinnish
  • apparition, apparence, comparutionFrench
  • cuma, cruth, nochtadh, comharthaí aithne, dealramh, comharthaí, comharthaí sóirtIrish
  • coltas, taisbeanadhScottish Gaelic
  • הופעהHebrew
  • रूपHindi
  • արտաքինArmenian
  • penampilanIndonesian
  • visione, aria, aspetto, comparizione, apparizione, comparsa, apparenza, presentazione, cera, sembianzaItalian
  • 様子, 出現, 見掛け, 外観Japanese
  • aanblik, verschijningDutch
  • iʼnoolinígííNavajo, Navaho
  • wygląd, aparycja, zjawiskoPolish
  • aparição, comparecimento, aparência, aparecimentoPortuguese
  • prezentare, aparență, înfățișare, ivire, apariție, aspect, viziuneRomanian
  • явка, внешний вид, явление, внешность, появлениеRussian
  • izgled, pojavljivanje, pojava, vanjštinaSerbo-Croatian
  • uppträdande, sken, ankomst, utseende, framträdande, tillstymmelseSwedish
  • தோற்றம்Tamil
  • xuất hiệnVietnamese
  • 外形Chinese

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