Synonyms of expression in English:


See definition of expression


1‘the government refused to allow the free expression of opposition views’


utterance, uttering, voicing, pronouncement, declaration, articulation, verbalization, statement, proclamation, assertion, announcement, setting forth, venting, mouthing

dissemination, broadcast, circulation, communication, spreading, promulgation, publicizing, publication

rare asseveration

2‘he raised his eyebrows in an expression of sympathy’


indication, intimation, demonstration, show, exhibition, manifestation, token

conveyance, communication, illustration, revelation, disclosure, embodiment

3‘Blanche invariably wore an expression of harassed fatigue’


look, appearance, air, manner, bearing, countenance, guise, cast, aspect, impression

formal mien

4‘the old expression ‘curiosity killed the cat’’


idiom, phrase, idiomatic expression, set phrase

proverb, saying, adage, maxim, axiom, aphorism, saw, motto, platitude, cliché, quotation, quote, formula

term, word

informal old chestnut

formal locution

5‘the height of poetic expression’


diction, style, choice of words, turn of phrase, wording, phrasing, phraseology, language

delivery, execution

speech, intonation

6‘these pieces are very different from one another, both in choice of instruments and expression’


emotion, feeling, passion, intensity, poignancy

style, intonation, tone, nuance

artistry, depth, spirit, imagination

vividness, ardour, power, force

7‘essential oils obtained by distillation or expression’


squeezing, pressing, wringing, forcing out, extraction, extracting