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Synonyms and Antonyms of appointment

  1. 1 the state or fact of being chosen for a position or duty <the appointment of the mayor's husband to the Board of Health came as a surprise> Synonyms assignment, commission, designation Related Words billet, gig, job, office, place, position, situation, spot, station; authorization, delegation, deputation, emplacement, placement, ranking; anointing, anointment, induction, installation, installment (also instalment), instating, investiture, investment, ordination; choice, choosing, destination, election, nomination, picking, selection, singling (out) Near Antonyms blackball, rejection; deposition, dethronement, ejection, eviction, ouster, overthrow, removal Antonyms discharge, dismissal, dismission, expulsion, firing

  2. 2 an agreement to be present at a specified time and place <I have a dental appointment for two o'clock tomorrow afternoon> Synonyms engagement, assignation, date, rendezvous, trystRelated Words arrangement; invitation; interview; get-together, meeting; call, visit; schedule

  3. 3 an assignment at which one regularly works for pay <loved her latest appointment as an aide at the governor's office> Synonyms job, berth, billet, capacity, connection, function, place, position, post, situationRelated Words business, employ, employment, occupation, profession; work; office, spot; calling, pursuit, trade, vocation; line, racket; engagement, gig; livelihood, living; career, lifework, practice (also practise); duty, mission, posting, service, taskNear Antonyms avocation; joblessness, unemployment

  4. 4 appointments pl  the movable articles (such as tables and chairs) in a room <the yacht's staterooms have the most luxurious appointments imaginable> Synonyms appointments, cabinetwork, furnishings, movables (or moveables)Related Words belongings, chattels, effects, gear, goods, holdings, paraphernalia, possessions, things; case goodsNear Antonyms built-ins, fixtures

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