appearance

[ uh-peer-uhns ]
/ əˈpɪər əns /

noun

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 appārēns apparent

OTHER WORDS FROM appearance

pre·ap·pear·ance, nounre·ap·pear·ance, nounsub·ap·pear·ance, noun

synonym study for appearance

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.
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British Dictionary definitions for put in an appearance

appearance
/ (əˈpɪərəns) /

noun

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Idioms and Phrases with put in an appearance (1 of 2)

put in an appearance

Also, make an appearance. Be present, especially for a short time, as in We were hoping the rock star would put in an appearance, but she didn't show up, or She was tired and didn't want to go to the party, but decided she had to make an appearance. [Second half of 1600s]

Idioms and Phrases with put in an appearance (2 of 2)

appearance

see keep up appearances; put in an appearance.

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