Synonyms and Antonyms of expression
an act, process, or means of putting something into words
- The poem is his expression of his wonder of nature.
facial appearance regarded as an indication of mood or feeling
- We could tell by the fans' expressions that the team had lost again.
frown, grimace, lower (also lour), mouth, pout, scowl
air, appearance, aspect, bearing, demeanor, manner, mien, presence
a pronounceable series of letters having a distinct meaning especially in a particular field
- The expression "John Doe" is used in legal proceedings to refer to a person whose actual name is either unknown or being withheld from the public.
linguistic form, monosyllable, morpheme, speech form
collocation, idiom, locution, phrase
archaism, coinage, colloquialism, euphemism, loanword, modernism, neologism, vernacularism
a sequence of words having a specific meaning
- The popular expression "raining cats and dogs" is meaningless in other languages.
cliché (also cliche)
epithet, expletive, name
byword, cry, motto, shibboleth, slogan, watchword
archaism, colloquialism, euphemism, modernism, neologism, provincialism, vulgarism