1. pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression

    Synonyms : show
    Type Of : feigning, pretending, simulation, pretense, pretence
    Examples :
    • they try to keep up appearances
  2. formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action

    Synonyms : appearing, coming into court
    Type Of : attendance, attending
  3. outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

    Synonyms : visual aspect
    Type Of : quality
  4. a mental representation

    Type Of : mental representation, representation, internal representation
    Examples :
    • I tried to describe his appearance to the police
  5. the act of appearing in public view

    Antonyms : disappearance
    Type Of : arrival
    Examples :
    • the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period
    • it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America
  6. the event of coming into sight

    Antonyms : disappearance
    Type Of : happening, occurrent, natural event, occurrence


  1. anew

    Synonyms : once again, once more, over again
    Examples :
    • she tried again
    • they rehearsed the scene again


  1. physically disturbed or set in motion

    Antonyms : unagitated
    Examples :
    • the agitated mixture foamed and bubbled
  2. troubled emotionally and usually deeply

    Antonyms : unagitated
    Examples :
    • agitated parents


  1. so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm

    Synonyms : astonishing, staggering, stupefying
    Examples :
    • an astounding achievement
  2. bewildering or striking dumb with wonder

    Synonyms : dumbfounding, dumfounding


  1. murdered by surprise attack for political reasons

    Examples :
    • the 20th century has seen too many assassinated leaders


  1. nervous and unable to relax

    Synonyms : fidgety, fretful, itchy


  1. transfer property or ownership

    Synonyms : alienate
    Type Of : transfer
    Examples :
    • The will aliened the property to the heirs
  2. anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found

    Synonyms : stranger, unknown
    Type Of : intruder, interloper, trespasser
  3. not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something

    Synonyms : foreign
    Examples :
    • an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism
  4. a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country

    Synonyms : foreigner, noncitizen, outlander
    Type Of : traveler, traveller
  5. a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere

    Synonyms : extraterrestrial, extraterrestrial being
    Type Of : hypothetical creature
  6. being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world

    Synonyms : exotic
    Examples :
    • alien customs


  1. the condition of living or the state of being alive

    Synonyms : aliveness, life, living
    Type Of : beingness, existence, face of the earth, being
  2. general activity and motion

    Synonyms : liveliness
    Type Of : activity
  3. quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous

    Synonyms : brio, invigoration, spiritedness, vivification
    Type Of : activeness, activity
  4. the property of being able to survive and grow

    Synonyms : vitality
    Type Of : liveness, aliveness, animateness
  5. the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something

    Synonyms : invigoration, vivification
    Type Of : activating, energizing, activation
  6. the making of animated cartoons

    Type Of : motion-picture photography, filming, cinematography


  1. meeting requirements

    Synonyms : decent, satisfactory
  2. adequate for the purpose

    Examples :
    • the water was acceptable for drinking
  3. judged to be in conformity with approved usage

    Examples :
    • acceptable English usage
  4. worthy of acceptance or satisfactory

    Antonyms : unacceptable
    Examples :
    • acceptable levels of radiation
    • performances varied from acceptable to excellent


  1. designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree

    Synonyms : linear
  2. characterized or produced by addition

    Antonyms : subtractive
    Examples :
    • an additive process
  3. something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine

    Type Of : add-on, improver, addition