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aspect

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of aspect

  1. 1 a certain way in which something appears or may be regarded <depending on what aspect of college life you consider most important, there are several colleges which might be good for you> Synonyms angle, facet, hand, phase, side Related Words air, appearance, character, color, complexion, condition, face, look, semblance, shape, state, visage; period, stage, step; outlook, perspective, position, posture, shoes, slant, stance, standpoint, view, viewpoint; interpretation, reading, rendering, translation, version; article, case, component, count, detail, dimension, element, factor, instance, item, matter, part, particular, point, regard, respect

  2. 2 the outward form of someone or something especially as indicative of a quality <he has the aspect of a man used to giving orders and seeing them obeyed> Synonyms appearance, dress, figure, garb, look, mien, outside, presence, regard [archaic]Related Words air, attitude, bearing, behavior, comportment, demeanor, deportment, manner, poise, pose; carriage, posture, stance; cast, mold, shape, turn; color, coloring, complexion; countenance, face, features, habit, habitus, person [archaic], physiognomy, superficies, visage

  3. 3 the state or fact of facing a particular direction <the harbor's northern aspect means that vessels are often exposed to strong winds> Synonyms exposure, frontage, orientationRelated Words alignment (also alinement), arrangement

  4. 4 archaic  a fixed intent look <his aspect was focused on the distant shore> Synonyms gaze [archaic], eye, gape, regard, scrutiny, stareRelated Words glare, glower; contemplation, fixation; attention, observance, observation, surveillance, watch; examination, inspection, perusal, study, surveyNear Antonyms blink [chiefly Scottish], flash, glance, glimpse, peek, peep, sight, stime [chiefly Scottish & Irish]; oeillade, ogle; browse, scan





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