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appearance

[ uh-peer-uhns ]SEE DEFINITION OF appearance
  • nouncoming into sight
  • nounoutward aspect, characteristic
  • nounoutward show; pretense

Synonyms for appearance

  • arrival
  • debut
  • display
  • presence
  • presentation
  • actualization
  • advent
  • appearing
  • coming
  • emergence
  • entrance
  • exhibition
  • introduction
  • manifestation
  • materialization
  • representation
  • rise
  • unveiling
  • showing up
  • turning up
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Antonyms for appearance

  • conclusion
  • departure
  • end
  • exit
  • absence
  • disappearance
  • leaving
  • reality
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPEARANCE

There was a scar on one cheek, and, altogether, he was not very prepossessing in his appearance.

Bates was a stout sailor, rough in appearance, but with a warm and kindly heart.

I was very much annoyed at the natives not putting in appearance as promised.

The appearance of the country ahead is better than it looked yesterday.

The appearance of Mr. Gladstone was the signal for great applause.

As Lizzie put it, Sarah's appearance was an outrage on her contemporaries.

And did she seek refuge with him the moment he made his appearance?

There is also a difference in the appearance of these two meats.

She beamed at my appearance, and her every word was caressing and deferential.

About eleven or twelve years ago Trevillo made his appearance here.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "visible state or form, figure; mere show," from Anglo-French apparaunce, Old French aparance "appearance, display, pomp" (13c.), from Latin apparentia, abstract noun from aparentem, past participle of apparere (see appear). Meaning "semblance" is recorded from early 15c.; that of "action of coming into view" is mid-15c. Phrase keep up appearances attested from 1760 (save appearances in same sense is 1711).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR APPEARANCE

advent

nounbeginning or arrival of something anticipated
  • appearance
  • approach
  • arrival
  • coming
  • entrance
  • occurrence
  • onset
  • visitation

arrival

nouncoming to a destination
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