Meaning of APPEARANCE in English

APPEARANCE

noun

1.

the state or form in which one appears

his disheveled appearance surprised his guests

Synonyms: aspect, look, mien, seeming

Related Word: air, bearing, countenance, demeanor, manner

2.

usually appearances plural outward and often deceptive indication or look

to all appearances he was guilty

Synonyms: face, guise, seeming, semblance, show, showing, simulacrum; compare mask

Related Word: fiction, make-believe, pretense, pretension; disguise, facade, front, masquerade, outside, pose

Idioms: outward show

Contrasted words: fact, reality, truth

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