for the sake of appearances

Definition of for the sake of appearances

  1. :  because other people think it is the proper thing to do She is only attending the banquet for the sake of appearances.

Word by Word Definitions

sakeplay
  1. :  end, purpose

    :  the good, advantage, or enhancement of some entity (as an ideal)

    :  personal or social welfare, safety, or benefit

  1. :  a Japanese alcoholic beverage of fermented rice often served hot

appearanceplay appearances
  1. :  external show :  semblance

    :  outward aspect :  look

    :  outward indication


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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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