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appearance

[ uh-peer-uhns ]
/ əˈpɪər əns /
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noun

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Idioms for appearance

Origin of appearance

1350–1400; appear + -ance; replacing Middle English aparance<Anglo-French, Old French <Late Latin appārentia, neuter plural of Latin appārēnsapparent
2. Appearance, aspect, guise refer to the way in which something outwardly presents itself to view. Appearance refers to the outward look: the shabby appearance of his car. Aspect refers to the appearance at some particular time or in special circumstances; it often has emotional implications, either ascribed to the object itself or felt by the beholder: In the dusk the forest had a terrifying aspect. Guise suggests a misleading appearance, assumed for an occasion or a purpose: under the guise of friendship.
pre·ap·pear·ance, nounre·ap·pear·ance, nounsub·ap·pear·ance, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for appearance

appearance
/ (əˈpɪərəns) /

noun

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Idioms and Phrases with appearance

appearance

see keep up appearances; put in an appearance.

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