Thesaurus

display

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of display

  1. 1 a public showing of objects of interest a display of paintings by masters of French Impressionism Synonyms of display exhibition, exhibit, expo, exposition, fair, showWords Related to display demonstration, performance, presentation, production; extravaganza, pageant, spectacle; auction, offering, presentment, sale

  2. 2 an outward and often exaggerated indication of something abstract (as a feeling) for effect a display of sympathy that was totally phony Synonyms of display demonstration, show, exhibition, flauntingWords Related to display act, charade, facade (also façade), front, guise, pretense (or pretence), put-on, semblance, simulation; affectation, pose, sham; betrayal, disclosure


display

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of display

  1. 1 to present so as to invite notice or attention display the best items at the front of the showcase Synonyms of display show, disport, exhibit, expose, flash, flaunt, lay out, parade, produce, show off, sport, strut, unveilWords Related to display brandish, flourish, wave; advertise, air, announce, blaze, broadcast, herald, placard, post, proclaim, publicize, sound, trumpet; divulge, talk (about), tell (of); bare, discover, reveal, uncloak, uncover, unmaskNear Antonyms of display camouflage, disguise, mask; conceal, cover, curtain, enshroud, hide, obscure, occlude, occult, shroud, veil

  2. 2 to make known (something abstract) through outward signs an actress who can display a great range of emotion Synonyms of display bespeak, betray, communicate, declare, demonstrate, show, evince, expose, give away, manifest, revealWords Related to display bare, disclose, unbosom, uncloak, uncover; advertise, air, announce, blaze, broadcast, placard, proclaim, publicize, sound, trumpet; projectNear Antonyms of display belie, misrepresent; distort, falsify, garble, twist; camouflage, disguise; gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash; conceal, counterfeit, cover, hide, mask, obscure, occlude, veil

Synonym Discussion of display

show, exhibit, display, expose, parade, flaunt mean to present so as to invite notice or attention. show implies no more than enabling another to see or examine.
    • showed her snapshots to the whole group
exhibit stresses putting forward prominently or openly.
    • exhibit paintings at a gallery
display emphasizes putting in a position where others may see to advantage.
    • display sale items
expose suggests bringing forth from concealment and displaying.
    • sought to expose the hypocrisy of the town fathers
parade implies an ostentatious or arrogant displaying.
    • parading their piety for all to see
flaunt suggests a shameless, boastful, often offensive parading.
    • nouveaux riches flaunting their wealth


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up display? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to praise usually to excess

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!