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look

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of look

  1. 1 facial appearance regarded as an indication of mood or feeling you should have seen the look on your face when we yelled “Surprise!” Synonyms of look cast, countenance, expression, face, visage Words Related to look frown, grimace, lower (also lour), mouth, pout, scowl; grin, smile; air, appearance, aspect, bearing, demeanor, manner, mien, presence

  2. 2 an instance of looking especially briefly she gave the junk mail a quick look before throwing it in the wastebasket Synonyms of look cast, eye, gander, glance, glimpse, peek, peep, regard, sight, view Words Related to look gape, gaze, glare, leer, ogle, stare; side-glance; squinny, squint; coup d'oeil

  3. 3 the outward form of someone or something especially as indicative of a quality the bride's father has the look of a prosperous businessman Synonyms of look aspect, dress, figure, garb, appearance, mien, outside, presence, regard [archaic]Words Related to look air, attitude, bearing, behavior, comportment, demeanor, deportment, manner, poise, pose; carriage, posture, stance; cast, mold, shape, turn; color, coloring, complexion; countenance, face, features, habit, habitus, person [archaic], physiognomy, superficies, visage

  4. 4 looks pl  the qualities in a person or thing that as a whole give pleasure to the senses a supermodel's career tends to be entirely based on her exceptional good looks Synonyms of look aesthetics (also esthetics), attractiveness, beauteousness, beautifulness, comeliness, cuteness, fairness, gorgeousness, handsomeness, looks, loveliness, prettiness, sightlinessWords Related to look allure, appeal, attraction, fascination, glamour (also glamor); charm, delightfulness, elegance, exquisiteness, gloriousness, radiance, radiancy, resplendence, resplendency, splendidness, splendiferousness, sublimeness, sublimity, superbness; desirability, desirableness, foxiness, lusciousness, nubility, pulchritude, seductiveness, sex appeal, sexiness, shapeliness, tastiness, toothsomeness, yumminess; flawlessness, perfection; daintiness, delicacy; flamboyance, flashiness, glossiness, showiness, slickness, splashinessNear Antonyms of look disagreeableness, dreadfulness, foulness, ghastliness, horribleness, loathsomeness, nastiness, offensiveness, repellency, repulsiveness, terribleness, vileness; blemish, flaw, imperfectionAntonyms of look grotesqueness, hideousness, homeliness, plainness, ugliness, unattractiveness, unbecomingness, unloveliness, unsightliness


look

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of look

  1. 1 to give the impression of being it looks like it might rain Synonyms of look act, appear, come across (as), come off (as), feel, seem, make, soundWords Related to look dissemble, pretend; recall, resemble, suggest; hint, imply, insinuate

  2. 2 to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion) the music teacher looked her displeasure with a fierce frown Synonyms of look air, expound, give, express, raise, sound, state, vent, ventilate, voiceWords Related to look advertise, announce, declare, enounce, enunciate, proclaim, say; broadcast, circulate, disseminate, publish; describe, write, write up; sound off, speak out, speak up; chime in; communicate, convey, put across, put over; offer, submitNear Antonyms of look censor, restrain, restrictAntonyms of look stifle, suppress

  3. 3 to have in mind as a purpose or goal they were looking to make a fast buck Synonyms of look aim, allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], aspire, calculate, contemplate, design, go [chiefly Southern & Midland], intend, mean, meditate, plan, propose, purport, purposeWords Related to look dream, hope, wish; consider, debate, mull (over), ponder; attempt, endeavor, strive, struggle, try; plot, scheme; accomplish, achieve, effect, execute, perform

Synonym Discussion of look

expect, hope, look mean to await some occurrence or outcome. expect implies a high degree of certainty and usually involves the idea of preparing or envisioning.
    • expects to be finished by Tuesday
hope implies little certainty but suggests confidence or assurance in the possibility that what one desires or longs for will happen.
    • hopes to find a job soon
look, with to, implies assurance that expectations will be fulfilled
    • looks to a tidy profit from the sale
; with for it implies less assurance and suggests an attitude of expectancy and watchfulness.
    • look for rain when the wind shifts to the northeast

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