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Another word for appearance

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Noun
  1. The act of coming into view

    See also:

    see

  2. The act of arriving

      1. Approaching; forthcoming; next:
      2. Showing promise of fame or success.
      3. Arrival; advent:
      1. The act of arriving.
      2. One that arrives or has arrived.
      3. The reaching of a goal or objective as a result of effort or a process:
      1. The coming or arrival of something or someone that is important or worthy of note:
      2. The liturgical period preceding Christmas, beginning in Western churches on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and in Eastern churches in mid-November, and observed by many Christians as a season of prayer, fasting, and penitence.
      3. The coming of Jesus at the Incarnation.
    See also:

    start

  3. The way something or someone looks

    See also:

    surface

  4. The character projected or given by someone to the public

      1. An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience:
      2. A vague notion, remembrance, or belief:
      3. A mark produced on a surface by pressure.
      1. A representation of the form of a person or object, such as a painting or photograph.
      2. A sculptured likeness.
      3. An optically formed duplicate, counterpart, or other representative reproduction of an object, especially an optical reproduction formed by a lens or mirror.
    See also:

    surface

Another word for appearance

Noun
  1. Looks

      1. (idiomatic) A person's general appearance, manner, or style.
      2. (idiomatic) To believe in one's talent.
      1. The way in which something is composed or arranged; composition or construction.
      2. The arrangement or composition, as of type or illustrations, on a page or in a book.
      3. The qualities or temperament that constitute a personality; disposition:
      1. The combination of mental characteristics and behavior that distinguishes a person or group.
      2. The distinguishing nature of something.
      3. Moral strength; integrity:
      1. A written or printed symbol representing something other than a letter, especially a number.
      2. Mathematical calculations:
      3. An amount represented in numbers:
      1. To set forth in words for consideration; propound:
      2. To present or constitute:
      3. To place (a model, for example) in a specific position.
      1. A position of a person's body or body parts:
      2. A characteristic way of bearing one's body; carriage:
      3. A position of an animal's body or body parts, especially for the purpose of communication:
      1. The state or fact of being present; current existence or occurrence:
      2. The area immediately surrounding a great personage, especially a sovereign:
      3. A person who is present, especially in an impressive way:
      1. A place on a waterway with facilities for loading and unloading ships.
      2. A city or town on a waterway with such facilities.
      3. The waterfront district of a city.
      1. The appearance of objects or light sources described in terms of the individual's perception of them, involving hue, lightness, and saturation for objects, and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources.
      2. The characteristics of light by which the individual is made aware of objects or light sources through the receptors of the eye, described in terms of dominant wavelength, luminance, and purity.
      3. A gradation or variation of this aspect, especially when other than black, white, or gray; a hue:
      1. An outward or token appearance:
      2. A representation; a copy.
      3. The barest trace; a modicum:
      1. The characteristic surface configuration of a thing; an outline or contour:
      2. Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
      3. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal:
      1. The shape and structure of an object:
      2. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal; figure:
      3. A model of the human figure or part of it used for displaying clothes.
      1. The face or facial expression of a person; countenance.
      2. Appearance; aspect:
      1. The outline of a figure, body, or mass.
      2. A line that represents such an outline.
      3. A contour line.
      1. A line indicating the outer contours or boundaries of an object or figure:
      2. A style of drawing in which objects are delineated in contours without shading.
      3. A sketch done in this style.
      1. To put clothes on; clothe.
      2. To furnish with clothing.
      3. To decorate or adorn:
      1. Outward appearance or aspect; semblance.
      2. False appearance; pretense:
      3. Mode of dress; garb:
      1. The act of expressing, conveying, or representing in words, art, music, or movement; a manifestation:
      2. Something that expresses or communicates:
      3. A symbol or combination of symbols that represents a quantity or a relationship between quantities.
      1. To bring down (the foot) forcibly.
      2. To bring the foot down onto (an object or surface) forcibly.
      3. To cause to be dislodged by stomping the feet:
      1. A manner of thinking, feeling, or behaving that reflects a state of mind or disposition:
      2. Arrogant or aggressive disposition or behavior:
      3. A position of the body or manner of carrying oneself:
      1. The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior:
      2. Something, such as a garment, that is in the current mode:
      3. Manner or mode; way:
      1. A colorless, odorless, tasteless, gaseous mixture, mainly nitrogen (approximately 78 percent) and oxygen (approximately 21 percent) with lesser amounts of argon, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, neon, helium, and other gases.
      2. This mixture with varying amounts of moisture and particulate matter, enveloping the earth; the atmosphere.
      3. The sky; the firmament.
      1. To throw (something, especially something light):
      2. To throw with force; hurl:
      3. To throw or propel a lure or bait at the end of (a fishing line) into the water so as to catch fish or other aquatic life.
      1. A wheeled vehicle, especially a four-wheeled horse-drawn passenger vehicle, often of an elegant design.
      2. A railroad passenger car.
      3. A baby carriage.
      1. The action of presenting something:
      2. The style or manner with which something is offered for consideration or display:
      3. A theatrical performance or display.
      1. A mode or state of being:
      2. Existing circumstances:
      3. Social position; rank.
      1. A way of doing something or the way in which a thing is done or happens:
      2. A way of acting; bearing or behavior:
      3. The socially correct way of acting; etiquette:
      1. Bearing or manner, especially as it reveals an inner state of mind:
      2. An appearance or aspect.
      1. The way in which a person behaves; deportment.
      1. The manner in which one carries or conducts oneself:
      2. A machine or structural part that supports another part.
      3. A device that supports, guides, and reduces the friction of motion between fixed and moving machine parts.
      1. The surface of the front of the head from the top of the forehead to the base of the chin and from ear to ear.
      2. A person:
      3. A person's countenance:
      1. Appearance, especially the expression of the face:
      2. The face or facial features.
      3. A look or expression indicative of encouragement or of moral support.
      1. Outer; external:
      2. Originating or acting from the outside:
      3. Suitable for use outside:
      1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of feature
      2. plural form of feature
      1. A way in which something can be viewed by the mind:
      2. A characteristic or feature of something:
      3. A particular look or facial expression; mien:
      1. plural form of look
      2. (plural only) One's appearance or attractiveness.
      3. third-person singular simple present indicative form of look
      1. To employ one's sight, especially in a given direction or on a given object:
      2. To search:
      3. To turn one's glance or gaze:
  2. Outward show

      1. Decorative exhibition of retail merchandise in store windows.
      2. Goods and trimmings used in such displays.
      3. A means of improving appearances or creating a falsely favorable impression:
      1. The forward part or surface, as of a building.
      2. The area, location, or position directly before or ahead.
      3. A position of leadership or superiority.
      1. An image or representation.
      2. An unreal or vague semblance.
      1. A dark area or shape made by an object blocking rays of light.
      2. The darkness or diminished light caused by the blocking of a light source:
      3. A darker area in a picture or photograph.
      1. An invisible emanation or field of energy believed to radiate from a person or object.
      2. A distinctive but intangible quality that seems to surround a person or thing; an atmosphere:
      3. A sensation, as of a cold breeze or a bright light, that precedes the onset of certain disorders, such as an epileptic seizure or an attack of migraine.
      1. The faculty of sight; eyesight:
      2. Something that is or has been seen.
      3. Unusual competence in discernment or perception; intelligent foresight:
      1. A thin surface layer, as of finely grained wood, glued to a base of inferior material.
      2. Any of the thin layers glued together to make plywood.
      3. A decorative facing, as of brick.
      1. The surface of the front of the head from the top of the forehead to the base of the chin and from ear to ear.
      2. A person:
      3. A person's countenance:
      1. To set forth in words for consideration; propound:
      2. To present or constitute:
      3. To place (a model, for example) in a specific position.
      1. Outer; external:
      2. Originating or acting from the outside:
      3. Suitable for use outside:
      1. Apparent; ostensible.
      2. Outward appearance; semblance.
      1. An erroneous perception of reality:
      2. An erroneous concept or belief:
      3. The condition of being deceived by a false perception or belief:
      1. An optical phenomenon that creates the illusion of water, often with inverted reflections of distant objects, and results from distortion of light by alternate layers of hot and cool air.
      2. Something illusory or insubstantial.
      1. The outer or the topmost boundary of an object.
      2. A material layer constituting such a boundary.
      3. The boundary of a three-dimensional figure.
      1. A covering, as of cloth, that has openings for the eyes, entirely or partly conceals the face, and is worn especially at a masquerade ball.
      2. A grotesque or comical representation of a face, worn especially to frighten or amuse, as at Halloween.
      3. A facial covering worn for ritual.
      1. A representation of the form of a person or object, such as a painting or photograph.
      2. A sculptured likeness.
      3. An optically formed duplicate, counterpart, or other representative reproduction of an object, especially an optical reproduction formed by a lens or mirror.
      1. Something, such as a thought or conception, that is the product of mental activity.
      2. An opinion, conviction, or principle:
      3. A plan, purpose, or goal:
      1. An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience:
      2. A vague notion, remembrance, or belief:
      3. A mark produced on a surface by pressure.
      1. Outward appearance or aspect; semblance.
      2. False appearance; pretense:
      3. Mode of dress; garb:
      1. An outward or token appearance:
      2. A representation; a copy.
      3. The barest trace; a modicum:
      1. A false appearance or action intended to deceive:
      2. A professed but feigned reason or excuse; a pretext:
      3. Something imagined or pretended:
      1. To cause or allow to be seen; display:
      2. To display for sale, in exhibition, or in competition:
      3. To permit access to (a house, for example) when offering for sale or rent.
  3. The act of appearing

Synonym Study

  • Semblance , which refers to the outward impression as contrasted with the inner reality, usually does not imply deception a semblance of order, while guise is usually used of a deliberately misleading appearance under the guise of patriotism
  • Aspect , in this comparison, also refers to physical features, esp. to facial expression a man of morose aspect or to visual effect at a given time or place in spring the yard had a refreshing aspect
  • Appearance and look refer generally to the outward impression of a person or thing, but the former often implies mere show or pretense gave an appearance of honesty, and the latter (often in the plural) refers specifically to physical details the forlorn look of an abandoned house, good looks