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expression [ iks'preʃən] n.词句;表达;表情

find expression in 在…中表现出来

give expression to 表达出,反映

expression [iks'preʃən] n. 表达;词句;表示,说法;表情

expression [iks'preʃən] 表达式

包二奶 have a concubine (originally a Cantonese expression)

freedom of expression 发表意见的自由;表达思想的自由

Anthropologists have discovered that fear, happiness, sadness, and surprise are universally reflected in facial expressions.
人类学家已经发现,恐惧,快乐,悲伤和惊奇都会行之于色,这在全人类是共通的。

Long before children are able to speak or understand a language, they communicate through facial expressions and by making noises.
儿童在能说或能听懂语言之前,很久就会通过面部表情和靠发出噪声来与人交流了。

Television is more than just an electronic appliance; it is a means of expression, as well as a vehicle for communication, and as such becomes a powerful tool for reaching other human beings.
电视不仅仅是一件电器;它是表达的手段和交流的载体,并因此成为联系他人的有力工具。

Silence is the perfect expression of scorn.
沉默是轻蔑的充分表达。

Gestures are a nonverbal means of expression.
打手势是一种非言语的表达方式。

Sometimes we guess the meanings of unknown words or expressions in a reading passage through common sense.
有时我们通过常识来猜阅读文章中的生词或词组的意义。

She looked at me with an expression of hatred.
她面带憎恨的表情看着我。

Her expression suggested anger.
她脸上的表情说明她生气了。

She had a thoughtful expression on her face.
她一脸沉思的表情。

There was such a sincere expression of friendliness on both their faces that it was a joy to see.
他们俩人的脸上都带着非常真诚友好的表情,令人见了感到高兴。

It may have been a sharp criticism of the pupil’s technical abilities in writing, but it was also a sad reflection on the teacher who had omitted to read the essay, which contained some beautiful expressions of the child’s deep feelings.
这可能是对学生在写作中的技术能力的尖锐批评,但也是老师的失败的悲哀反映——忽略了朗读文章,这其中优美的表达可以激发孩子们的深刻感受。

The teacher was not wrong to draw attention to the errors, but if his priorities had centred on the child’s ideas, an expression of his disappointment with the presentation would have given the pupil more motivation to seek improvement.
老师注重错误没错,但是如果他更注重孩子的思想的话,他失望的表现会使孩子有提高的动力。

Gutman argues convincingly that the stability of the Black family encouraged the transmission of and so was crucial in sustaining — the Black heritage of folklore, music, and religious expression from one generation to another, a heritage that slaves were continually fashioning out of their African and American experiences.
加特曼确凿地说明黑人家庭的稳定鼓励了黑人文化遗产的传递和维护,这些遗产包括从一代传到另一代的民间传说,音乐,和宗教表述,这些遗产使非洲和美洲的奴隶们特色显著。

In addition, the style of some Black novels, like Jean Toomer’s Cane, verges on expressionism or surrealism, does this technique provide a counter point to the prevalent theme that portrays the fate against which Black heroes are pitted, a theme usually conveyed by more naturalistic modes of expression?
此外,一些黑人小说的风格,像Jean Toomer的Cane,就接近于表现主义或者超现实主义,这种巧合是否给流行描述黑人主人公与命运对抗的主题提供了一个反衬点,或者经常被更加自然的表达模式所传达的主题?

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
George Bernard Shaw, British dramatist 
沉默是藐视最完美的表达方式。
英国剧作家肖伯纳.G.

Politics is usually the executive expression of human immaturity.
Brittain Vera, American writer
政治通常是人类不成熟的表现行为。
美国作家薇拉.B.

I am about to --or I am going to --die:either expression is correct.
Dominique Bouhours, French grammarian.
我将或者我即将--死去:两种表达方式都正确。
法国语法学家伯阿沃斯D.

Everyone has the right to freedom of expression.
每个人都享有言论自由。

表达 expression; express; project; convey

表达式 expression

表情 expression; phiz

神采 expression; look

You must know it quite well. / You must know it quite well. You can use this expression You must . . . / You must . . . when you think something for certain, e.g., after a long busy day: You must be tired / You must be tired.
You must know it quite well. /你一定对它非常了解。当你非常确定某事时,你可以用下面这个表达法: You must . . . / 你一定 . . . ;例如, 在某人忙碌了一天之后说: You must be tired / 你一定累了。

Best of all . . . / Best of all . . . if you think something is the best among lots of others, you can use this expression.
Best of all . . . /其中最好的. . .如果你认为在很多事物中某事物是最好的,用这个表达法。


百花齐放 [bǎi huā qí fàng] /(saying) a hundred flowers bloom; let the arts have free expression/

败笔 [bài bǐ] /a faulty stroke in calligraphy or painting/a faulty expression in writing/

贬词 [biǎn cí] /derogatory term/expression of censure/

表情 [biǎo qíng] /(facial) expression/to express one's feelings/expression/

表现 [biǎo xiàn] /expression/manifestation/show/display/manifest/to show (off)/to display/performance (at work etc.)/

词语 [cí yǔ] /words/expressions/terms/

呆 [dāi] /foolish/stupid/no expression/stay/

朗诵 [lǎng sòng] /read aloud with expression/recite/declaim/

神气 [shén qì] /expression/manner/spirited/vigorous/

神情 [shén qíng] /look/expression/

神色 [shén sè] /expression/look/

体现 [tǐ xiàn] /to embody/to reflect/to give expression to/to be reflected in/exemplify/

笑容 [xiào róng] /smile/smiling expression/

言论 [yán lùn] /expression of (political) opinion/

眼神 [yǎn shén] /(n) expression or emotion showing in one's eyes/

This speeding up of life, says the Futurist, requires a new form of expression.
未来派诗人声称,这种加速的生活节奏需要一种新的表达形式。
We must speed up our literature too, if we want to interpret modern stress.
如果我们想诠释现代生活的压力,就必须加快文学发展的步伐。
We must pour out a large stream of essential words, unhampered by stops, or qualifying adjectives, of finite verbs.
我们必须大量使用基本词汇,摆脱句号,修饰性形容词及限定动词的羁绊。

This, though it fulfills the laws and requirements of Futurist poetry, can hardly be classed as Literature.
尽管这符合未来派诗歌的规则和要求,却很难被归入文学之列。
All the same, no thinking man can refuse to accept their first proposition: that a great change in our emotional life calls for a change of expression. 实际上,没有一个善于思考的人会拒绝接受他们的第一个观点:即情感生活的巨大变化要求表达方式也随之变化。
The whole question is really this: have we essentially changed?
实际问题是:我们发生了根本的变化吗?

While often praised by foreigners for its emphasis on the basics, Japanese education tends to stress test taking and mechanical learning over creativity and self-expression.
虽然日本的教育因强调基础知识而经常受到外国人的赞扬,但是它往往强调考试和机械学习,而不重视创造性和自我表现。
"Those things that do not show up in the test scores — personality, ability, courage or humanity are completely ignored," says Toshiki Kaifu, chairman of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's education committee.
“在考分中得不到体现的那些东西——个性、能力、勇气或人性——完全被忽视,”执政的自民党教育委员会主席Toshiki Kaifu说,
"Frustration against this kind of thing leads kids to drop out and run wild."
“对这类事情灰心丧气,致使孩子辍学、放荡不羁。”

The flap over rap is not making life any easier for him. Levin has consistently defended the company's rap music on the grounds of expression.
人们对说唱音乐的焦虑并没使他的日子变得好过。莱文一向以它是一种富于表现力的演唱方式为理由来捍卫公司的说唱音乐。
In 1992, when Time Warner was under fire for releasing Ice-T's violent rap song Cop Killer, Levin described rap as lawful expression of street culture, which deserves an outlet.
1992年公司因出品Ice-T乐队狂暴的说唱歌曲《警察杀手》后备受谴责时,莱文说这是街头文化的合法表达方式,它应该有自己的宣泄途径。
"The test of any democratic society," he wrote in a Wall Street Journal column, "lies not in how well it can control expression but in whether it gives freedom of thought and expression the widest possible latitude, however disputable or irritating the results may sometimes be. We won't retreat in the face of any threats."
他在《华尔街日报》一篇专栏文章中写道:“任何一个民主社会的检验不在于它能多有效地控制各种情感的表达,而在于是否给予了人们思考和表达的最广泛的自由,尽管有时这种结果会引起争论和愤怒。我们不会在任何威胁面前退却。”

And it is in the public schools that we find the full expression of society's understanding — the knowledge, hopes, and fears that are passed on to the next generation.
正是在公立学校里我们感受到了社会知性的充分体现——传授给下一代的知识、希望和恐惧。

{adj: accurate, exact, precise} (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct
"a precise image"
"a precise measurement"

{adj: annoyed, harassed, harried, pestered, vexed} troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
"harassed working mothers"
"a harried expression"
"her poor pestered father had to endure her constant interruptions"
"the vexed parents of an unruly teenager"

{adj: austere, stern} of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
"an austere expression"
"a stern face"

{adj: awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen} not elegant or graceful in expression
"an awkward prose style"
"a clumsy apology"
"his cumbersome writing style"
"if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?"

{adj: bathetic, drippy, hokey, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, soppy, soupy, slushy} effusively or insincerely emotional
"a bathetic novel"
"maudlin expressions of sympathy"
"mushy effusiveness"
"a schmaltzy song"
"sentimental soap operas"
"slushy poetry"

{adj: binomial} relating to binomials
"binomial expression"

{adj: blank, vacuous} void of expression
"a blank stare"

{adj: blue, depressed, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited} low in spirits
"lonely and blue in a strange city"
"depressed by the loss of his job"
"a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"
"downcast after his defeat"
"feeling discouraged and downhearted"

{adj: blurred, clouded} unclear in form or expression
"the blurred aims of the group"
"sometimes one understood clearly and sometimes the meaning was clouded"- H.G.Wells

{adj: calm, unagitated, serene, tranquil} not agitated; without losing self-possession
"spoke in a calm voice"
"remained calm throughout the uproar"
"he remained serene in the midst of turbulence"
"a serene expression on her face"
"she became more tranquil"
"tranquil life in the country"

{adj: circumlocutious, circumlocutory, periphrastic, ambagious} roundabout and unnecessarily wordy
"had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression"
"A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings."-T.S.Eliot; (`ambagious' is archaic)

{adj: coreferent} related by sharing a symbolic link to a concrete object or an abstraction
"two expressions are coreferent if they denote the same object or individual"

{adj: dark, obscure} marked by difficulty of style or expression
"much that was dark is now quite clear to me"
"those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure"

{adj: dazed, stunned, stupefied, stupid} in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock
"he had a dazed expression on his face"
"lay semiconscious, stunned (or stupefied) by the blow"
"was stupid from fatigue"

{adj: demonstrative} given to or marked by the open expression of emotion
"an affectionate and demonstrative family"
<-> undemonstrative

{adj: devilish, diabolic, diabolical, mephistophelian, mephistophelean} showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil
"devilish schemes"
"the cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen"
"the diabolical expression on his face"
"a mephistophelian glint in his eye"

{adj: doleful, mournful} filled with or evoking sadness
"the child's doleful expression"
"stared with mournful eyes"
"mournful news"

{adj: elliptic, elliptical} characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements
"the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"
"the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor

{adj: emphatic, forceful} forceful and definite in expression or action
"the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty"

{adj: expressive} characterized by expression
"a very expressive face"

{adj: facial} of or concerning the face
"a facial massage"
"facial hair"
"facial expression"

{adj: gestural, nonverbal} being other than verbal communication
"the study of gestural communication"
"art like gesture is a form of nonverbal expression"

{adj: haunted} showing emotional affliction or disquiet
"her expression became progressively more haunted"

{adj: indefinable, indescribable, ineffable, unspeakable, untellable, unutterable} defying expression or description
"indefinable yearnings"
"indescribable beauty"
"ineffable ecstasy"
"inexpressible anguish"
"unspeakable happiness"
"unutterable contempt"
"a thing of untellable splendor"

{adj: inexpressible, unexpressible} defying expression
<-> expressible

{adj: lamenting, wailing, wailful} vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression
"lamenting sinners"
"wailing mourners"
"the wailing wind"
"wailful bagpipes"
"tangle her desires with wailful sonnets"- Shakespeare

{adj: metaphorical, metaphoric} expressing one thing in terms normally denoting another
"a metaphorical expression"
"metaphoric language"

{adj: moved, affected, stirred, touched} being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
"too moved to speak"
"very touched by the stranger's kindness"
<-> unmoved

{adj: noninterchangeable} such that the terms of an expression cannot be interchanged without changing the meaning
"the arguments of the symmetric relation, `is the father of', are noninterchangeable"

{adj: offended, pained} hurt or upset
"she looked offended"
"face had a pained and puzzled expression"

{adj: particular, peculiar, special} unique or specific to a person or thing or category
"the particular demands of the job"
"has a particular preference for Chinese art"
"a peculiar bond of sympathy between them"
"an expression peculiar to Canadians"
"rights peculiar to the rich"
"the special features of a computer"
"my own special chair"

{adj: pleonastic, redundant, tautologic, tautological} repetition of same sense in different words
"`a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions"
"the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological"
"at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant

{adj: polynomial, multinomial} having the character of a polynomial
"a polynomial expression"

{adj: questioning, quizzical} perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know)
"he had a quizzical expression"

{adj: sad-faced} having a face with a sad expression
"the sad-faced clown"

{adj: searching, trenchant} having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect
"searching insights"
"trenchant criticism"

{adj: slangy} constituting or expressed in slang or given to the use of slang
"a slangy expression"
"slangy speech"

{adj: startled} excited by sudden surprise or alarm and making a quick involuntary movement
"students startled by the teacher's quiet return"
"the sudden fluttering of the startled pigeons"
"her startled expression"

{adj: substitutable} (of words) interchangeable in a given context without changing the import of the expression

{adj: surprised} taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment
"surprised by her student's ingenuity"
"surprised that he remembered my name"
"a surprised expression"
<-> unsurprised

{adj: toneless} lacking in tone or expression
"his toneless mechanical voice"
<-> toned

{adj: troubled} characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need
"troubled areas"
"fell into a troubled sleep"
"a troubled expression"
"troubled teenagers"
<-> untroubled

{adj: unbuttoned, unlaced} not under constraint in action or expression
"this unbuttoned and disrespectful age"- Curtis Bok
"unlaced behavior in the neighborhood pub"

{adj: undemonstrative} not given to open expression of emotion
<-> demonstrative

{adj: valedictory} of or relating to an occasion or expression of farewell
"a valedictory address"
"valedictory praise for his uniformly manly course"
"a suitable valedictory gesture"

{adj: visible, seeable} capable of being seen; or open to easy view
"a visible object"
"visible stars"
"mountains visible in the distance"
"a visible change of expression"
"visible files"
<-> invisible

{adj: visible} obvious to the eye
"a visible change of expression"

{adj: witty} combining clever conception and facetious expression
"his sermons were unpredictably witty and satirical as well as eloquent"

{adj: yokel-like} stupid and ignorant like proverbial rural inhabitants
"the boy's empty yokel-like expression"

{adv: and how, you bet, you said it} an expression of emphatic agreement

{adv: blankly, without expression} in a blank manner
"she stared at him blankly"

{adv: colloquially, conversationally, informally} with the use of colloquial expressions
"this building is colloquially referred to as The Barn"

{adv: expressively} with expression; in an expressive manner
"she gave the order to the waiter, using her hands very expressively"
<-> inexpressively

{adv: habitually} according to habit or custom
"her habitually severe expression"
"he habitually keeps his office door closed"

{adv: indeed} (used as an interjection) an expression of surprise or skepticism or irony etc.
"Wants to marry the butler? Indeed!"

{adv: inexpressively} without expression; in an inexpressive manner
"she looked at him inexpressively"
<-> expressively

{adv: insubstantially, impalpably} not substantially; lacking substantial expression or fullness

{adv: literally} (intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration
"our eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf War"

{adv: very well, fine, alright, all right, OK} an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence

{n: Americanism} an expression that is characteristic of English as spoken by Americans

{n: Anglicism, Briticism, Britishism} an expression that is limited to English as spoken by Englishmen (especially as contrasted with American English)

{n: Far East} a popular expression for the countries of eastern Asia (usually including China and Mongolia and Taiwan and Japan and Korea and Indochina and eastern Siberia)

{n: First Amendment} an amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right of free expression; includes freedom of assembly and freedom of the press and freedom of religion and freedom of speech

{n: Fourier series} the sum of a series of trigonometric expressions; used in the analysis of periodic functions

{n: Marlowe, Christopher Marlowe} English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593)

{n: Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne} a port city in northeastern England on the River Tyne; a center for coal exports (giving rise to the expression `carry coals to Newcastle' meaning to do something unnecessary)

{n: Ta'ziyeh} (Islam) a form of Iranian musical pageant that is the theatrical expression of religious passion; based on the Battle of Kerbala and performed annually (in Farsi)

{n: abuse, insult, revilement, contumely, vilification} a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
"when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"
"they yelled insults at the visiting team"

{n: accent, speech pattern} distinctive manner of oral expression
"he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"
"she had a very clear speech pattern"

{n: advice and consent} a legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's powers of appointment and treaty-making

{n: algebraic language} an algorithmic language having statements that resemble algebraic expressions

{n: ambiguity} an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context

{n: anatomical reference, anatomical} an expression that relates to anatomy

{n: apology} an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone
"he wrote a letter of apology to the hostess"

{n: appreciation} an expression of gratitude
"he expressed his appreciation in a short note"

{n: archaism, archaicism} the use of an archaic expression

{n: argument} a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable

{n: art form} (architecture) a form of artistic expression (such as writing or painting or architecture)

{n: attribution, ascription} assigning to a cause or source
"the attribution of lighting to an expression of God's wrath"
"he questioned the attribution of the painting to Picasso"

{n: bon voyage, send-off} an organized expression of goodwill at the start of a trip or new venture

{n: breeding, genteelness, gentility} elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression

{n: brevity} the use of brief expressions

{n: calque, calque formation, loan translation} an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language
"`superman' is a calque for the German `Ubermensch'"

{n: categorem, categoreme} a categorematic expression; a term capable of standing alone as the subject or predicate of a logical proposition
"names are called categorems"
<-> syncategorem, syncategoreme

{n: characteristic} the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2

{n: circumlocution, indirect expression} an indirect way of expressing something

{n: clarity, lucidity, lucidness, pellucidity, clearness, limpidity} free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
<-> obscurity, unclearness

{n: clause} (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence

{n: coiner} someone who is a source of new words or new expressions

{n: cold turkey} a blunt expression of views
"I told him cold turkey"

{n: colloquialism} a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

{n: complaint} an expression of grievance or resentment

{n: condolence, commiseration} an expression of sympathy with another's grief
"they sent their condolences"

{n: congratulation, felicitation} (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another
"I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage"

{n: construction, grammatical construction, expression} a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
"I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"
<-> misconstruction

{n: contextual definition} a definition in which the term is used by embedding it in a larger expression containing its explanation
"a contextual definition of `legal duty' might be `X has a legal duty to do Y means that X is required to do Y by a contract relationship that would be upheld in a court of law'"

{n: conversion} a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade"

{n: crispness} a style of expression that is direct and to the point
"the crispness of his reply"

{n: curse, curse word, expletive, oath, swearing, swearword, cuss} profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
"expletives were deleted"

{n: dead metaphor, frozen metaphor} a metaphor that has occurred so often that it has become a new meaning of the expression (e.g., `he is a snake' may once have been a metaphor but after years of use it has died and become a new sense of the word `snake')

{n: deference, respect} a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
"his deference to her wishes was very flattering"
"be sure to give my respects to the dean"

{n: denotatum} an actual object referred to by a linguistic expression

{n: dependent variable} (statistics) a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value depends in the independent variable; if f(x)=y, y is the dependent variable

{n: designatum} something (whether existing or not) that is referred to by a linguistic expression

{n: devoir} formal expression of respect

{n: dint} interchangeable with `means' in the expression `by means of'

{n: disapprobation, condemnation} an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable
"his uncompromising condemnation of racism"
<-> approbation

{n: disapproval} the expression of disapproval
<-> approval

{n: discouragement} the expression of opposition and disapproval
<-> encouragement

{n: discourse} extended verbal expression in speech or writing

{n: disrespect, discourtesy} an expression of lack of respect

{n: dumps, mopes} an informal expression for a mildly depressed state
"in the dumps"
"have the mopes"

{n: dysphemism} an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one
"his favorite dysphemism was to ask for axle grease when he wanted butter"
<-> euphemism

{n: effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition} an unrestrained expression of emotion

{n: eidos} (anthropology) the distinctive expression of the cognitive or intellectual character of a culture or a social group

{n: emoticon} a representation of a facial expression (as a smile or frown) created by typing a sequence of characters in sending email
":-( and :-) are emoticons"

{n: encomium, eulogy, panegyric, paean, pean} a formal expression of praise

{n: encouragement} the expression of approval and support
<-> discouragement

{n: equation} a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal

{n: eulogy, eulogium} a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently

{n: euphemism} an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive
<-> dysphemism

{n: exchange} a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)
"they had a bitter exchange"

{n: explicandum, explanandum} (logic) a statement of something (a fact or thing or expression) to be explained

{n: explication} the act of making clear or removing obscurity from the meaning of a word or symbol or expression etc.

{n: exponential expression} a mathematical expression consisting of a constant (especially e) raised to some power

{n: exponential series} a series derived from the expansion of an exponential expression

{n: expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face} the feelings expressed on a person's face
"a sad expression"
"a look of triumph"
"an angry face"

{n: expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion} expression without words
"tears are an expression of grief"
"the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"

{n: expression, verbal expression, verbalism} the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
"expressions of good will"
"he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas"
"the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours"

{n: expressionism} an art movement early in the 20th century; the artist's subjective expression of inner experiences was emphasized; an inner feeling was expressed through a distorted rendition of reality

{n: expression} (genetics) the process of expressing a gene

{n: expression} the act of forcing something out by squeezing or pressing
"the expression of milk from her breast"

{n: facial expression, facial gesture} a gesture executed with the facial muscles

{n: fairness commission} a commission delegated to ensure opportunities for the expression of opposing views

{n: farewell, word of farewell} an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting

{n: feature, lineament} the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
"an expression of pleasure crossed his features"
"his lineaments were very regular"

{n: felicity, felicitousness} pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
<-> infelicity

{n: folk music, ethnic music, folk} the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community

{n: formalization, formalisation} the act of making formal (as by stating formal rules governing classes of expressions)

{n: formula, expression} a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

{n: formulation, expression} the style of expressing yourself
"he suggested a better formulation"
"his manner of expression showed how much he cared"

{n: frown, scowl} a facial expression of dislike or displeasure

{n: gape} an expression of openmouthed astonishment

{n: gender role} the overt expression of attitudes that indicate to others the degree of your maleness or femaleness
"your gender role is the public expression of your gender identity"

{n: gene expression} conversion of the information encoded in a gene first into messenger RNA and then to a protein

{n: good afternoon, afternoon} a conventional expression of greeting or farewell

{n: good morning, morning} a conventional expression of greeting or farewell

{n: good night} a conventional expression of farewell

{n: grace, gracility} elegance and beauty of movement or expression

{n: gracelessness, ungracefulness} an unpleasant lack of grace in carriage or form or movement or expression

{n: greeting, salutation} (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)

{n: grimace, face} a contorted facial expression
"she made a grimace at the prospect"

{n: ground swell} an obvious change of public opinion or political sentiment that occurs without leadership or overt expression
"there was a ground swell of antiwar sentiment"

{n: hello, hullo, hi, howdy, how-do-you-do} an expression of greeting
"every morning they exchanged polite hellos"

{n: hiss, hissing, hushing, fizzle, sibilation} a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
"the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience"

{n: honorific} an expression of respect
"the Japanese use many honorifics"

{n: human right} (law) any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law)

{n: hypocrisy, lip service} an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction

{n: idiom, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase, phrase} an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

{n: inaptness, inappositeness} inappropriateness
"greater inaptness of expression would be hard to imagine"
<-> appositeness, aptness

{n: incisiveness, trenchancy} keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect

{n: indelicacy} an impolite act or expression

{n: infelicity} inappropriate and unpleasing manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
<-> felicity

{n: infix notation} a notation for forming mathematical expressions using parentheses and governed by rules of operator precedence; operators are dispersed among the operands

{n: intension, connotation} what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression

{n: invite} a colloquial expression for invitation
"he didn't get no invite to the party"

{n: job} a workplace; as in the expression "on the job";

{n: laconism, laconicism} terseness of expression

{n: laugh} a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing
"his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision"

{n: liveliness, life, spirit, sprightliness} animation and energy in action or expression
"it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"

{n: looseness} a lack of strict accuracy; laxity of practice
"misunderstandings can often be traced to a looseness of expression"

{n: mantissa, fixed-point part} the positive fractional part of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the mantissa is .808

{n: mathematical relation} a relation between mathematical expressions (such as equality or inequality)

{n: metaphor} a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity

{n: mime, mimer, mummer, pantomimer, pantomimist} an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression

{n: mot juste} the appropriate word or expression

{n: motor aphasia, Broca's aphasia, ataxic aphasia, expressive aphasia, nonfluent aphasia} aphasia in which expression by speech or writing is severely impaired

{n: multidimensional language} a programming language whose expressions are assembled in more than one dimension
<-> one-dimensional language

{n: mutant gene} a gene that has changed so that the normal transmission and expression of a trait is affected

{n: neologist} a lexicographer of new words and expressions

{n: noddle} an informal British expression for head or mind
"use your noddle"

{n: one-dimensional language} a programming language whose expressions are represented by strings of characters
<-> multidimensional language

{n: opinion, view} a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof
"his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"

{n: parenthesis-free notation} a notation for forming mathematical expressions that does not use parentheses to delimit components

{n: parenthetical expression, parenthetical} an expression in parentheses
"his writing was full of parentheticals"

{n: passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release} euphemistic expressions for death
"thousands mourned his passing"

{n: phrase book} a book containing common expressions in a foreign language along with their translations

{n: phrase} an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence

{n: piss-up} vulgar expression for a bout of heavy drinking

{n: placeholder} a symbol in a logical or mathematical expression that can be replaced by the name of any member of specified set

{n: pleasure} a formal expression
"he serves at the pleasure of the President"

{n: poker face} a face without any interpretable expression (as that of a good poker player)

{n: political correctness, political correctitude} avoidance of expressions or actions that can be perceived to exclude or marginalize or insult people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against
<-> political incorrectness

{n: political incorrectness} the use of expressions or actions that can be perceived to exclude or marginalize or insult groups who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against
<-> political correctness


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