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Appearance vs. Cosmetic

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  • Appearance (noun)

    The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye.

    "His sudden appearance surprised me."

  • Appearance (noun)

    A thing seen; a phenomenon; an apparition.

    "There was a strange appearance in the sky."

  • Appearance (noun)

    The way something looks; personal presence

    "aspect|mien"

  • Appearance (noun)

    Apparent likeness; the way which something or someone appears to others.

    "Some people say I'm shallow because I care so much about my appearance."

  • Appearance (noun)

    That which is not substance, essence, hypostasis; the outward reality as opposed to the underlying reality

    "Catholicism teaches that the Eucharist, while remaining under the physical appearance of bread and wine, becomes really and truly the body and the blood of Christ."

  • Appearance (noun)

    The act of appearing in a particular place, or in society, a company, or any proceedings; a coming before the public in a particular character.

    "A person makes his appearance as an historian, an artist, or an orator."

    "David Beckham's first appearance with the LA Galaxy at Giants Stadium against the New York Red Bulls last night drew a crowd of 66237."

  • Appearance (noun)

    An instance of someone coming into a court of law to be part of a trial, either in person or represented by an attorney or such like; a court appearance

  • Appearance (noun)

    Chiefly used by nurses: the act of defecation by a patient.

    "The patient had a small bowel obstruction and there was no appearance until after the obstruction resolved."

  • Cosmetic (adjective)

    Imparting or improving beauty, particularly the beauty of the complexion.

    "a cosmetic preparation"

  • Cosmetic (adjective)

    External or superficial; pertaining only to the surface or appearance of something.

    "Fortunately, the damage to the house was mostly cosmetic and a bit of paint covered it nicely."

  • Cosmetic (noun)

    Any substances applied to enhance the external color or texture of the skin, e.g. lipstick, eyeshadow, eyeliner; makeup.

  • Cosmetic (noun)

    A feature existing only on the surface.

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Appearance (noun)

    The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me.

  • Appearance (noun)

    A thing seed; a phenomenon; a phase; an apparition; as, an appearance in the sky.

  • Appearance (noun)

    Personal presence; exhibition of the person; look; aspect; mien.

  • Appearance (noun)

    Semblance, or apparent likeness; external show. pl. Outward signs, or circumstances, fitted to make a particular impression or to determine the judgment as to the character of a person or a thing, an act or a state; as, appearances are against him.

  • Appearance (noun)

    The act of appearing in a particular place, or in society, a company, or any proceedings; a coming before the public in a particular character; as, a person makes his appearance as an historian, an artist, or an orator.

  • Appearance (noun)

    Probability; likelihood.

  • Appearance (noun)

    The coming into court of either of the parties; the being present in court; the coming into court of a party summoned in an action, either by himself or by his attorney, expressed by a formal entry by the proper officer to that effect; the act or proceeding by which a party proceeded against places himself before the court, and submits to its jurisdiction.

  • Cosmetic (adjective)

    Imparting or improving beauty, particularly the beauty of the complexion; as, a cosmetical preparation.

  • Cosmetic (noun)

    Any external application intended to beautify and improve the complexion.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Appearance (noun)

    outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

  • Appearance (noun)

    the event of coming into sight

  • Appearance (noun)

    formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action

  • Appearance (noun)

    a mental representation;

    "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"

  • Appearance (noun)

    the act of appearing in public view;

    "the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period"

    "it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America"

  • Appearance (noun)

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

    "they try to keep up appearances"

    "that ceremony is just for show"

  • Cosmetic (noun)

    a toiletry designed to beautify the body

  • Cosmetic (adjective)

    serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose;

    "cosmetic fenders on cars"

    "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"

  • Cosmetic (adjective)

    serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body;

    "cosmetic surgery"

    "enhansive makeup"

Princeton's WordNet
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