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English noun: appearance

1. appearance (attribute) outward or visible aspect of a person or thing


Synonymsvisual aspect


Broader (hypernym)quality


Narrower (hyponym)agerasia, beauty, blemish, cast, color, color, colour, colour, complexion, countenance, decorativeness, defect, deformity, discoloration, discolouration, disfiguration, disfigurement, effect, elaborateness, etiolation, face, form, format, gloss, hairiness, hairlessness, homeliness, image, impression, linear perspective, look, mar, ornateness, persona, perspective, phase, pilosity, plainness, plainness, semblance, shape, sleekness, stain, superficies, ugliness, vanishing point, view, visage

2. appearance (event) the event of coming into sight


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Narrower (hyponym)apparition, manifestation, manifestation, materialisation, materialization, reappearance


Antonymsdisappearance

3. appearance (act) formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action


Synonymsappearing, coming into court


Broader (hypernym)attendance, attending

4. appearance (cognition) a mental representation


SamplesI tried to describe his appearance to the police.


Broader (hypernym)internal representation, mental representation, representation


Narrower (hyponym)3-D, 3D, front, illusion, semblance, three-D

5. appearance (act) the act of appearing in public view


SamplesThe rookie made a brief appearance in the first period.
It was Bernhardt's last appearance in America.


Broader (hypernym)arrival


Narrower (hyponym)apparition, emergence, emersion, reappearance, return


Antonymsdisappearance, disappearing

6. appearance (act) pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression


SamplesThey try to keep up appearances.
That ceremony is just for show.


Synonymsshow


Broader (hypernym)feigning, pretence, pretending, pretense, simulation









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