Difference between Appearance and Show

What is the difference between Appearance and Show?

Appearance as a noun is the act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye. while Show as a noun is a play, dance, or other entertainment.


Part of speech: noun

Definition: The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye. A thing seen; a phenomenon; an apparition. Personal presence; look; aspect; mien. apparent likeness; external show; how something appears to others. 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. 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. , chiefly used by nurses: the act of defecation by a patient.

Example sentence: There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To display, to have somebody see something.To indicate (a fact) to be true; to demonstrate.To have an enlarged belly and thus be recognizable as pregnant.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: A play, dance, or other entertainment.An exhibition of items.A demonstration.A broadcast program/programme.A movie.mere display with no substance

Example sentence: It's ok to show all your colors.

We hope you now know whether to use Appearance or Show in your sentence.

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