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Synonyms for expression
ɪkˈsprɛʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face(noun)

    the feelings expressed on a person's face

    "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"

    construction, font, formula, look, verbalism, case, cheek, reflection, aspect, reflexion, smell, manifestation, view, fount, saying, vista, nerve, locution, facet, verbal expression, grammatical construction, facial expression, prospect, formulation, scene, spirit, side, tone, panorama, feel, facial gesture, brass, boldness, flavour, face, feeling, grimace, looking at, human face, looking, flavor, typeface

  2. expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion(noun)

    expression without words

    "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"

    facial expression, materialization, reflection, construction, observation, formula, reflectivity, aspect, contemplation, verbal expression, materialisation, saying, look, musing, formulation, thoughtfulness, verbalism, grammatical construction, rumination, face, mirror image, demonstration, locution, manifestation, reflexion

  3. expression, verbal expression, verbalism(noun)

    the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions

    "expressions of good will"; "he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas"; "the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours"

    facial expression, reflection, construction, formula, formulation, aspect, verbal expression, saying, look, verbalism, grammatical construction, face, locution, manifestation, reflexion, verbiage

  4. saying, expression, locution(noun)

    a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

    "pardon the expression"

    formulation, facial expression, construction, look, locution, manifestation, reflexion, grammatical construction, verbal expression, verbalism, face, saying, formula, aspect, reflection

  5. formulation, expression(noun)

    the style of expressing yourself

    "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"

    facial expression, reflection, construction, formula, formulation, aspect, verbal expression, saying, look, preparation, verbalism, grammatical construction, conceptualisation, conceptualization, face, locution, manifestation, reflexion

  6. formula, expression(noun)

    a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

    facial expression, reflection, construction, recipe, formula, formulation, aspect, rule, chemical formula, saying, look, verbal expression, manifestation, verbalism, grammatical construction, pattern, face, convention, locution, normal, reflexion

  7. expression(noun)

    (genetics) the process of expressing a gene

    formulation, look, facial expression, construction, reflexion, face, manifestation, grammatical construction, verbal expression, verbalism, formula, saying, aspect, locution, reflection

  8. construction, grammatical construction, expression(noun)

    a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit

    "I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"

    facial expression, reflection, formulation, construction, formula, building, structure, aspect, mental synthesis, verbal expression, saying, look, twist, verbalism, grammatical construction, face, locution, manifestation, reflexion

  9. expression(noun)

    the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing

    "the expression of milk from her breast"

    formulation, look, facial expression, construction, reflexion, face, manifestation, grammatical construction, verbal expression, verbalism, formula, saying, aspect, locution, reflection

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. expression

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. expression

    countenance, look, indication, phrase, term

    face, features, lineament, falsification, misstatement, solecism, enigma, suppression, expulsion

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. expression(n.)

    squeezing out, pressing out

  2. expression(n.)

    utterance, declaration, assertion

  3. expression(n.)

    phrase, terms, form of words, mode of speech

  4. expression(n.)

    aspect, look, appearance of the face

  5. expression(n.)

    lively representation, effective exhibition

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. expression(n)

    assertion, statement, utterance, declaration, representation, indication, phrase, term, word, modulation

  2. expression(n)


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  1. expression

How to use expression in a sentence?

  1. Barbara Mikkelson:

    Authenticity matters little, though our willingness to accept legends depends far more upon their expression of concepts we want to believe than upon their plausibility.

  2. Mahatma Gandhi:

    I want freedom for the full expression on my personality.

  3. Maxim Behar:

    Many of us in the PR business, however, feel the change in a very tangible way, because this industry now requires a whole other type of quality, a different way of focusing on things, a different language and way of expression, and an array of other tools, advance preparation being first and foremost. You just have to be hyperprepared for all kinds of situations.

  4. Tim Cook:

    The Apple Watch Edition is the most beautiful expression of the Apple Watch.

  5. Madonna:

    I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.

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