Antonyms for appearance

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-peer-uhns
Phonetic Transcription : əˈpɪər əns

Definition of appearance

Origin :
  • late 14c., "visible state or form, figure; mere show," from Anglo-French apparaunce, Old French aparance "appearance, display, pomp" (13c.), from Latin apparentia, abstract noun from aparentem, past participle of apparere (see appear). Meaning "semblance" is recorded from early 15c.; that of "action of coming into view" is mid-15c. Phrase keep up appearances attested from 1760 (save appearances in same sense is 1711).
  • noun coming into sight
  • noun outward aspect, characteristic
  • noun outward show; pretense
Example sentences :
  • There was a scar on one cheek, and, altogether, he was not very prepossessing in his appearance.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Bates was a stout sailor, rough in appearance, but with a warm and kindly heart.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • I was very much annoyed at the natives not putting in appearance as promised.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • The appearance of the country ahead is better than it looked yesterday.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • The appearance of Mr. Gladstone was the signal for great applause.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • As Lizzie put it, Sarah's appearance was an outrage on her contemporaries.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • And did she seek refuge with him the moment he made his appearance?
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • There is also a difference in the appearance of these two meats.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • She beamed at my appearance, and her every word was caressing and deferential.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • About eleven or twelve years ago Trevillo made his appearance here.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri

Synonyms for appearance

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019