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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. Confucius:

    Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.

  2. Erik Pistek:

    [But]since the curtailment of [this], in addition to bail reform, in my opinion, crime is spiking, and the figures are reflecting that. The curtailment of the question-and-frisk is handcuffing the cops. Politicians give the appearance that they care more about criminals than the cops.

  3. Carly Fiorina:

    It's still different for women, it's only a woman whose appearance would be talked about while running for president -- never a man. And that's what women understand.

  4. Kristie Mewis:

    And I was so proud of these players, the way they stepped up and handled the game, considering that some of them didnt have a chance to train properly before this camp. Lavelle also scored when the United States beat the Netherlands in Lyon, France, last year for the teams second straight World Cup title. Nine of the 11 U.S. starters for the final were in the starting lineup on Friday. Notably missing was Alex Morgan, who came in as a second-half substitute for her 170th appearance with the team. Morgan, currently playing for Tottenham, had not played for the United States since the World Cup final because she was pregnant with and gave birth to daughter Charlie. Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman was not with the team because of a personal matter that was not related to COVID-19. Wiegman, a former Dutch midfielder who has coached the team since 2017, will take over as Englands national team coach next September, succeeding Phil Neville. Lavelle struck a left-footed goal on a break in the 41st minute. Kristie Mewis subbed in to join her younger sister on the field and scored nine minutes later. Sam Mewis was among the first to embrace her sister in celebration. I was I was so nervous to shoot it, but I just wound up and gave it the best I could. And then turning around and just realizing what had just happened and seeing Sam and Alex running towards me was so special. Its a very surreal moment for me.

  5. Sidney Blumenthal:

    So why was I subpoenaed at all before this committee? I am a longtime friend of Hillary Clinton. It seems obvious that my appearance before this committee was for one reason and one reason only, and that reason is politics.

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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