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expression /ɪkˈspreʃən/ noun

اصطلاح ، اظهار ، عبارت ، حالت ، جلوه ، مبین ، بیان ، تجلی ، ابراز ، کلمه بندی ، سیما ، قیافه ، کامپیوتر: عبارت ، معماری: القای حالت ، قانون ـ فقه: تعبیر ، روانشناسی: عبارت
الکترونیک: عبارت ، کامپیوتر: اصطلاح ، بیان ، اظهار ، عبارت ، تعبیر ، حقوق: حالت ، القای حالت ، معماری: بیان ، جلوه ، عبارت ، روانشناسی: مبین ، بیان ، تجلی ، ابراز، کلمه بندی ، سیما، قیافه کامپیوتر: اصطلاح ، عبارت

[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

- statement, announcement, communication, declaration, utterance
- indication, demonstration, exhibition, manifestation, representation, show, sign, symbol, token
- look, air, appearance, aspect, countenance, face
- phrase, idiom, locution, remark, term, turn of phrase, word
Contrasted words: hint, insinuation, intimation, suggestion
Related Words: issue, manifestation, representation, observation, reflection, word, verbalism, idiom, clause, embodiment, symbol, demonstration, show, graphicness, vividness
English Thesaurus: expression, look, face, face a problem, face a difficulty, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

expression S2 W2 /ɪkˈspreʃən/ noun
[Word Family: adverb: expressively, expressionlessly, inexpressibly; adjective: expressiveinexpressive, expressionless, inexpressible; noun: expression, expressiveness; verb: express]

1. STRONG FEELINGS/THOUGHTS [uncountable and countable] something you say, write, or do that shows what you think or feel
expression of
I decided to go to the meeting as an expression of support.
expression of sympathy/thanks/regret etc
The letter was a genuine expression of sympathy.
Student leaders are demanding greater freedom of expression (=the right to say what you think without being punished).
give (political/religious/artistic) expression to something
The Socialist Party was founded to give political expression to the working classes.
Another writer who seeks to give expression to popular oral culture is José María Arguedas.

2. ON SB’S FACE [uncountable and countable] a look on someone’s face that shows what they are thinking or feeling
expression of
an expression of surprise
There was a blank expression on her face (=no expression on her face).
In the photograph he seemed devoid of facial expression (=having no expression on his face).
A pained (=worried) expression crossed her face.

3. WORD/PHRASE [countable] a word or group of words with a particular meaning:
The old-fashioned expression ‘in the family way’ means ‘pregnant’.
pardon/forgive/excuse the expression (=used when you think you may offend someone by using particular words)
After the climb we were absolutely knackered, if you’ll pardon the expression.

4. MUSIC/ACTING [uncountable] when you put feeling or emotion into the music that you are making or into your acting

5. MATHEMATICS [countable] technical a sign or group of signs that represent a mathematical idea or quantity

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. showing feelings/ideas
ADJ. clear, coherent Her statement was a clear expression of her views on this subject.
concrete, material, practical, tangible The report gave concrete expression to the fears of many immigrants.
direct Just because there is no direct expression of prejudice, that does not mean the prejudice does not exist.
full The new concept of form reached its fullest expression in the work of Picasso.
highest, perfect, ultimate His highest expression of praise was ‘Not bad!’ the highest expression of human creativity
effective, powerful | simple | natural He wanted to write a verse drama in which the verse would seem a natural expression of modern life.
spontaneous | free the right of free expression
open, overt, public the open expression of emotion
outward the outward expression of inner emotional feelings
formal | characteristic, classic Modernism was the characteristic expression of the experience of modernity.
unique | collective Harvest festival was the occasion for the collective expression of a community's religious values.
individual, personal to allow scope for individual expression
visible, visual | emotional, physical, sexual, verbal | artistic, creative, cultural, linguistic, literary, musical, poetic, political, religious | human
VERB + EXPRESSION achieve, find, reach, receive an anger and frustration that finds expression in (= is shown in) violence
allow sth, give sth The method is to listen to the music and allow expression to whatever comes to you. Only in his dreams does he give expression to his fears.
demand, need, require Suddenly her deeper feelings demanded expression.
PREP. beyond ~ She suddenly felt happy beyond expression (= so happy that she could not express it).
PHRASES freedom of expression Freedom of expression (= freedom to say what you think) is a basic human right.
a means of expression Words, as a means of expression, can be limiting.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. on sb's face
ADJ. bland, blank, frozen, set, vacant | dazed, glazed | deadpan cracking jokes with a deadpan expression on his face
curious, enigmatic, inscrutable, odd, strange, unreadable | guarded | searching | faraway | thoughtful, wistful | doubtful, wary | anxious, troubled, worried | bleak, grim, serious | angry, fierce, furious, stern | hangdog, hunted, lugubrious, melancholy, mournful, pained, sad | brooding, intense, rapt | surprised, shocked | baffled, bemused, bewildered, puzzled, quizzical | alert | amused, wry | benign, sympathetic | satisfied, smug | innocent | fleeting | facial
VERB + EXPRESSION have, wear She had a very bewildered expression on her face. The children's faces all wore the same rapt expression.
assume, put on She carefully put on her most innocent expression.
take on Rose's face took on the fierce expression of a schoolgirl talking about her most hated teacher.
catch, see Catching a fleeting expression on Lucy's face, she persisted with her question.
watch | gauge, read I looked at her, trying to read the expression on her face.
change His face never changed expression.
EXPRESSION + VERB alter, change His expression changed to embarrassment.
relax, soften His expression softened when he saw her.
darken, harden Her expression hardened into one of strong dislike.
freeze | betray sth, reveal sth, show sth, suggest sth, tell sb sth Her expression betrayed nothing of her thoughts. His grim expression told her it would be useless.
give nothing away | cross sth, flit across sth She had been watching the expression that crossed his face.
PREP. without ~ ‘Go on, ’ she said, without expression.
~ of He wore an expression of anxiety on his face.
PHRASES the expression in sb's eyes/on sb's face He looked at her with a very strange expression in his eyes.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

III. words
ADJ. common | outdated | colloquial, slang | favourite | memorable | strange, unusual | figurative, idiomatic | coarse, vulgar | American, English, etc. | geographical Until the mid-nineteenth century, ‘Italy’ was just a geographical expression.
VERB + EXPRESSION use He tends to use strange expressions like ‘It's enough to make a cat laugh’.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


freedom of expression (=the right to say what you think without being punished)
Student protestors who demanded greater freedom of expression were rounded up by police.
an expression of regret
The military has not offered any expression of regret over the civilian loss of life.
an expression of sympathy
There was no apology, no expression of sympathy for what Anna had suffered.
an expression of concern
His release from prison provoked expressions of concern from members of the public.
an expression of anger
She tried to protect the children from his expressions of anger.
sb’s powers of expression formal (=the ability to say or write what you feel)
I tried to put my feelings down on paper, but my powers of expression failed me.
give expression to something formal (=express something)
In the book, he gives expression to his political ideals.
sb’s facial expression
Victor’s facial expression never changed.
a blank/vacant expression (=one that shows no emotion, understanding, or interest)
The blank expression on Bobbie’s face gave way to anger.
an anxious/troubled/worried expression
She stood looking at me with an anxious expression.
a pained expression (=one that shows you are in pain or feeling upset)
A pained expression crossed Rory’s face when he saw them together.
a surprised/shocked expression
He didn’t need to speak – his shocked expression said it all.
a puzzled/baffled/bewildered expression (=one that shows you are confused or cannot understand something)
I can still recall Dan’s baffled expression when I asked him for an answer.
a grim/stern expression (=one that shows you are very strict or angry)
Aunty Kitty looked at us with a stern expression and ordered us indoors.
an angry/furious expression
Her angry expression turned to one of utter despair.
a serious expression (=one that shows you are not joking)
I saw the serious expression on his little face and tried not to laugh.
a thoughtful expression (=one that shows you are thinking about something)
She listened to him with a thoughtful expression on her face.
an innocent expression
‘It was so late,’ she continued with an innocent expression, ‘I had to stay the night.’
a dazed expression (=one that shows you are unable to think clearly, especially because of a shock or accident)
His clothes were torn and there was a dazed expression on his face.
a glazed expression (=one that shows you are not concentrating on the things around you)
From her glazed expression, he knew she had been taking drugs.
a smug expression (=one that shows too much satisfaction with your own cleverness or success)
Peter was wearing an unbearably smug expression and waving the tickets in front of me.
a bland expression (=one that does not show any emotion)
She searched his face for answers, but his bland expression gave nothing away.
have an expression
His face had a puzzled expression.
wear an expression
Their pilot wore an expression of extreme relief.
change your expression
The child did not once cry or change her expression.
watch sb’s expression
‘Does it really matter?’ Elizabeth asked, watching his expression closely.
see sb’s expression
I would have liked to see his expression when she told him.
read sb’s expression (=understand how someone is feeling by looking at their expression)
In the half light, Ellen could not read his expression.
have an expression on your face
He had a very serious expression on his face.
the expression on sb’s face
I could tell by the expression on her face that she was angry.
a lack of expression
I was surprised at the lack of expression on his face.
be devoid of expression formal (=have no expression on your face)
His face was totally devoid of expression, but I could sense his anger.
an expression of surprise (=one showing that you are surprised)
He looked at me with an expression of surprise.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

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