Synonyms for showing

Grammar : Noun
Spell : shoh-ing
Phonetic Transcription : ˈʃoʊ ɪŋ

Définition of showing

Origin :
  • Old English sceawian "to look at, see, gaze, behold, observe; inspect, examine; look for, choose," from West Germanic *skauwojan (cf. Old Saxon skauwon "to look at," Old Frisian skawia, Dutch schouwen, Old High German scouwon "to look at;" Dutch schoon, Gothic skaunjai "beautiful," originally "conspicuous"), from Proto-Germanic root *skau- "behold, look at," from PIE *skou-, variant of root *skeue- "to pay attention, perceive" (see caveat).
  • Causal meaning "let be seen; put in sight, make known" evolved c.1200 for unknown reasons and is unique to English (German schauen still means "look at"). Spelling shew, popular 18c. and surviving into early 19c., represents obsolete pronunciation (rhymes with view). Horse racing sense is from 1903, perhaps from an earlier sense in card-playing.
  • noun show
  • noun appearance
Example sentences :
  • Everybody said that he had only succeeded in showing that his resignation was unnecessary.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • Besides, as he said to a colleague, "If we did not dissolve we would be showing the white feather."
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • He could not refrain from showing his satisfaction with Evelyn.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • The flush of his own heavy meal kept his pallor from showing.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • The Father will still be showing us something new; the something new will still be showing us the Father.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Curtain rises on second act, showing the Hotel Fonseca, at Paris.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 8, May 21, 1870 » by Various
  • I should never have thought you capable of showing such a lack of principle.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Jumping over a stick, you know, and showing what I would do if I met the Diné.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • The dawn was just showing over the mountains, and in Sils the cocks were crowing.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • That's the first showing I've had from the colt as a three-year-old; but I knew he had it in him.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser

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