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English definition of “appearance”

appearance

noun (WAY YOU LOOK)    /əˈpɪə.rəns/ US  /-ˈpɪr.əns/
B1 [C or U] the way a person or thing looks to other people: a middle-aged man of smart appearance You can alter/change the whole appearance of a room just by lighting it in a certain way. There was nothing unusual about/in her physical appearance. The large car outside the house gave the appearance of wealth (= suggested wealthy people lived there). Appearances can be deceptive.Conditions and characteristicsPersonal hygiene and appearance - general wordsCleaning generally to/from all appearances judging from what can be seen: To all appearances their marriage is fine, but I think she gives him a bad time in private.True, real, false, and unreal
(Definition of appearance noun (WAY YOU LOOK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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