Appearance and Countenance


Appearance noun - The outward form of someone or something especially as indicative of a quality.
Usage example: the country club's manicured lawns and well-groomed appearance in general

Countenance is a synonym for appearance in characteristic topic. In some cases you can use "Countenance" instead a noun "Appearance", when it comes to topics like aspect, front, pretense.

Nearby Words: appear, appeared, appearing


Countenance noun - Facial appearance regarded as an indication of mood or feeling.
Usage example: a pleasant countenance that puts visitors at ease

Appearance is a synonym for countenance in characteristic topic. You can use "Appearance" instead a noun "Countenance", if it concerns topics such as aspect, face, front, facial expression.

Nearby Words: countenanced, countenancing

How words are described

usual usual appearance usual countenance
complete complete appearance complete countenance
alien alien appearance alien countenance
true true appearance true countenance
Other adjectives: feminine, different.

Both words in one sentence

  • Frozen Face Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist is trapped inside a highly intimidating suit of armor with a menacing countenance, a rather inappropriate appearance for a shy, sensitive, sweet boy like him.
    Source: Frozen Face
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