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[ loo k ]SEE DEFINITION OF looks

Synonyms for looks

  • attention
  • eye
  • glance
  • glimpse
  • peek
  • review
  • stare
  • view
  • beholding
  • case
  • cast
  • contemplation
  • flash
  • gander
  • gaze
  • gun
  • inspection
  • introspection
  • leer
  • marking
  • noticing
  • observation
  • once-over
  • reconnaissance
  • regard
  • regarding
  • scrutiny
  • sight
  • slant
  • speculation
  • squint
  • surveillance
  • survey
  • swivel
  • viewing
  • evil eye
  • keeping watch
  • look-see
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Antonyms for looks

  • disregard
  • ignorance
  • indifference
  • neglect
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOOKS

It looks as if the dew was on it; but the tears will not make it grow again—will they?

"Looks as if there were something doing there," said Percival, as they drove off the wharf.

On our return we got a fine view to the North-East, which looks more promising.

They were hard-featured men, sallow of complexion, rigid in their looks.

Think of our world as it looks from the rocket that is heading toward Mars.

He has lived so long in the Quarter he looks at life from the Parisian angle.

Ma nearly had a spasm, but she liked the looks of things when we had finished.

"It looks like a woman's hand had been at work," concluded the marshal.

Just then, up came my father, with a sternness in his looks that made me tremble.

Hast had small experience of war, if I may judge by your looks and bearing.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English locian "use the eyes for seeing, gaze, look, behold, spy," from West Germanic *lokjan (cf. Old Saxon lokon "see, look, spy," Middle Dutch loeken "to look," Old High German luogen, German dialectal lugen "to look out"), of unknown origin, perhaps cognate with Breton lagud "eye." In Old English, usually with on; the use of at began 14c. Meaning "seek, search out" is c.1300; meaning "to have a certain appearance" is from c.1400. Of objects, "to face in a certain direction," late 14c.

Look after "take care of" is from late 14c., earlier "to seek" (c.1300), "to look toward" (c.1200). Look into "investigate" is from 1580s; look up "research in books or papers" is from 1690s. To look down upon in the figurative sense is from 1711; to look down one's nose is from 1921. To look forward "anticipate" is c.1600; meaning "anticipate with pleasure" is mid-19c. To not look back "make no pauses" is colloquial, first attested 1893. In look sharp (1711) sharp originally was an adverb, "sharply."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LOOKS

appearance

nounoutward aspect, characteristic

countenance

nounappearance, usually of the face
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