NounExpression (plural Expressions)
- A particular way of phrasing an idea.
- A colloquialism or idiom.
- The expression "break a leg!" should not be taken literally.
- A facial appearance usually associated with an emotion.
- They stared at the newcomer with a puzzled expression.
- The best poker players can tell if the opponents have a good hand by looking at their expression.
- Her expression changed from joy to misery after realising her winning lottery ticket had expired.
- (mathematics) An arrangement of symbols denoting values, operations performed on them, and grouping symbols.
- (biology) The process of translating a gene into a protein.
- (programming) A piece of code in a high-level language that returns a value.
- Of a mother, the process of expressing milk.
Adjectives for Expression
adequate; affable; affected; agonized; airy; alchemistical; all-conquering; altered; amazed; ambiguous; angelic; animated; anxious; apologetic; appalled; appealing; appraising; appropriate; arbitrary; arrogant; artistic; assertive; astonished; austere; banal; beatific; belligerent; benevolent; bewildered; bitter; blameless; bland; bleak; broken; brutish; buoyant; cabalistical; calm; capricious; careless; caressing; ceremonious; characteristic; charming; chastened; chivalric; calculating; comical; commanding; conciliatory; confidential; consecrated; conspicuous; consummate; contemplative; contemptuous; contended; contrite; countless (pi) ; courteous; creative; criminal; crystalline; cunning; curious; dazed; deceptive; deliberate; delicate; demoniac; demonstrative; demure; depressed; despairing; di¬abolic; disagreeable; disdainful; distaste¬ful; dolorous; dithyrambic; dogged; dominant; dramatic; dreamy; dubious; dumb; ear-pleasing; eager; earnest; ecstatic; elegant; embossed; emotionless; emphatic; encouraging; equivocal; etherealized; exalted; evanescent; expectant; exterior; facial; faintest; fanglike; faraway; far-off; felicitous; feline; ferocious; fervent; fiendish; fierce; figurative; fine; fixed; fleeting; forbidding; forced; forlorn; formidable; freezing; frequent; frightened; frowning; frustrated ; fundamental; furtive; genial; gentle; gladsome; glazed; gloomy; glorified; graceful; grammatical; grave; grim; habitual; grotesque; grouchy; haggard; half-absorbed; half-articulate; half-humorous; half-downright; half-pathetic; half-hearted; half-indulgent; half-suspicious; hangdog; happy; hard; hard-set; haunting; heartbroken; hearty; hereditary; homely; honest; hopeless; horrible; horrid; hospitable; humorous; ideal; idiotic; idyllic; ill-natured; imaginative; imbecilic; immobile; impassioned; imploring; implied; impressive; incidental; incredulous; indescribable; indignant; indirect; infinite; injured; inquiring; inscrutable; instinctive; intense; intent; introspective; jolly; journalistic; jovial; joyous; kindly; knowing; lackluster; legitimate; listening; listless; literary; lofty; lovable; lucid; lugubrious; luminous; majestic; malign; martial; martyrlike; maudlin; meaningful; meek; melancholy; melodious; memorable; menacing; merry; metaphysical; mirthless; moody; momentary; moral; mutinous; mysterious; mystic; noble; noncommittal; nonsensical; nostalgic; noteworthy; odd; ominous; open; outward; owlish; plain; pleasing; pantomimic; particular; passionate; patriotic; peculiar; pedantic; peevish; pensive; perfect; periphrastic; perplexed; pessimistic; petulant; physiognomic; pithy; pitiful; placid; plaintive; plastic; pleasant; poetic; poignant; popular; portentous; predatory; preoccupied; prim; professional; proper; provoking; prose; puzzled; quaint; quarrelsome; queer; questioning; quiet; quizzical; radiant; rapt; rare; rebuked; reckless; relaxed; remarkable; repelling; resentful; resolute; respective; rueful; sagacious; sad; sarcastic; sardonic; saturnine; saucy; savage; secretive; self-concentrated; seraphic; serio-comic; serious; set; severe; sharp; sheepish; shocked; shrewd; sicklied; significant; sincere; singular; sinister; slight; slow; sly; smileless; smug; soft; softened; solemn; soothing; sorrowful; sour; spacious; superb; spirited; spontaneous; sprightliest; stealthy; stern; stony; strained; structural; submissive; subtle; sulky; sullen; surprised; sweet; synonymous; taut; technical; tender; tense; theoretical; thoughtful; thought-saving; thwarted; tragic; transparent; treasonable; trite; triumphal; triumphant; troubled; truculent; ultimate; unanimous; unbelieving; unbounded; uncompromising; unelaborated; unconscious; uneasy; unfit; unforgettable; unguarded; uniform; unmoved; unstudied; unusual; upright; vacant; vague; various (pi) ; vehement; venomous; vibratory; vicarious; vicious; victorious; vindictive; violent; virtuous; visual; vivacious; vivid voluble; warlike; warm; wary; wavering Well-bred; whimsical; wild; wily; wistful woebegone; wondering; wordless; worn worried; wry; yearning.
Verbs for Expression
achieve —; assume —; crave —; cry out for —; cultivate —; distort —; divest of —; efface —; fathom —; fix —; limit —; recollect —; stifle —; strive toward —; struggle for —; translate —; understand —; wear —; — congeals; — plays; — settles.
Christophany, Parthian shot, Satanophany, accent, adage, address, adjectival phrase, affirmation, air, airing, allegation, ana, analects, angelophany, announcement, answer, antonym, aphorism, apostrophe, apothegm, appearance, ardor, articulateness, articulation, aspect, assertion, asseveration, avatar, averment, avulsion, axiom, byword, cantando, cast, catchword, characterization, choice of words, clause, collected sayings, command of language, command of words, comment, communication, composition, concentration, construction, countenance, crack, current saying, cutting out, declaration, decoction, delivery, demilegato, demonstration, denomination, denotation, depth, deracination, designation, dialect, dictate, diction, dictum, differentiation, disclosure, disentanglement, dissemination, distich, distillation, drawing, drawing out, dredging, drilling, effective style, eloquence, eloquent tongue, embodiment, emotion, enucleation, enunciation, epigram, epiphany, eradication, evidence, evincement, evolvement, evulsion, excavation, excision, exclamation, execution, expressiveness, exsection, extirpation, extraction, extrication, face, facundity, feeling, felicitousness, felicity, fingering, formulation, free form, gesture, gift of expression, gift of gab, glibness, glissando, gnome, golden saying, grammar, graphicness, greeting, headed group, hint, homograph, homonym, homophone, identification, idiom, idiotism, incarnation, indication, indicativeness, infusion, intensity, interjection, intonation, issue, language, legato, lexeme, linguistic form, locution, logos, look, loudness, manifestation, manner of speaking, materialization, maxim, meaning, meaningfulness, mention, metonym, mezzo staccato, mien, minimum free form, mining, monosyllable, moral, mot, motto, music-making, naming, note, noun phrase, nuance, observation, oracle, oratory, paragraph, parlance, parlando, passion, pathos, peculiar expression, performance, period, phrasal idiom, phrase, phraseology, phrasing, pianism, picking out, pithy saying, pizzicato, pneumatophany, pointing, pointing out, pointing to, polysyllable, position, precept, prescript, pressing, pressing out, pronouncement, proof, proverb, proverbial saying, proverbs, publication, pulling, quarrying, question, reflection, remark, reminder, removal, rendering, rendition, repercussion, representation, revelation, rhetoric, ripping out, rubato, saw, say, saying, selection, sensitivity, sentence, sententious expression, set phrase, shading, show, showing, sign, signification, silver tongue, slickness, sloka, slur, smoothness, soaking, softness, specification, speech, spiccato, spirit, squeezing, squeezing out, staccato, standard phrase, statement, steeping, stock saying, style, subjoinder, suggestion, sutra, syllable, symbol, symptomaticness, synonym, syntactic structure, talk, teaching, term, text, theophany, thought, token, tone, touch, turn of expression, turn of phrase, unrooting, uprooting, usage, use of words, usus loquendi, utterance, vent, verb complex, verb phrase, verbalism, verbalization, verbiage, verbum, verse, visage, vividness, vocable, voice, voicing, way of speaking, wisdom, wisdom literature, wise saying, withdrawal, witticism, word, word-group, wordage, wording, words of wisdom, wresting out
- IPA: /ɪkˈspɹɛʃ.ən/, SAMPA: /Ik"spr\ES.@n/
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- Rhymes: -ɛʃən
- Hyphenation: ex‧pres‧sion
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From Latin expressiō (“a pressing out”).
Expression f. (plural Expressions)
From Latin expressiō (“a pressing out”).