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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a brief usually trivial fact

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