Simple Definition of appearance
: the way that someone or something looks
: a way of looking that is not true or real
: the action of appearing : the fact that something or someone arrives or begins to be seen
Full Definition of appearance
1 a : external show : semblance <although hostile, he preserved an appearance of neutrality> b : outward aspect : look <had a fierce appearance> c plural : outward indication <trying to keep up appearances>
2 a : a sense impression or aspect of a thing <the blue of distant hills is only an appearance> b : the world of sensible phenomena
3 a : the act, action, or process of appearing b : the presentation of oneself in court as a party to an action often through the representation of an attorney
Examples of appearance
The general appearance of the house is quite good.
The museum restored the painting to its original appearance.
lotions that improve your skin's appearance and texture
You shouldn't judge a man by his appearance.
Have you noticed any changes in her appearance?
He appears to be happy, but appearances can be deceptive.
Their expensive home created a false appearance of success and happiness.
First Known Use of appearance
APPEARANCE Defined for Kids
Definition of appearance
1 : the way something looks <The room has a cool appearance.>
2 : the act or an instance of appearing <His sudden appearance startled us.>
Medical Definition of appearance
1: the action or process of becoming evident to the senses <the sudden appearance of a rash on the body>
2: the outward or visible aspect of something <a tumor with a spongy appearance>
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