Definition of appearance
- Although hostile, he preserved an appearance of neutrality.
- had a fierce appearance
- trying to keep up appearances
- The blue of distant hills is only an appearance.
- the first appearance of that word in English
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.
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: 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
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