1. 1〔外観〕(an) appearance
    • 体裁で人を判断する
    • judge a person by his appearance
    • 体裁のよいなりをしていた
    • He was decently [presentably] dressed.
  1. 2〔一定の形式〕form; (a) format
    • 論文の体裁
    • the form of a dissertation
  1. 3〔世間体〕
    • 体裁をつくる
    • keep up appearances
    • 体裁など構っていられない時だ
    • This is no time for worrying about appearances./We can't afford to worry about niceties now.
    • 体裁上
    • for appearance's [form's/decency's] sake
    • 娘が未婚の母になるのは体裁が悪い
    • We feel it is 「a disgrace [《文》 unseemly] that our daughter should be an unwed mother.
    • 彼女の音楽好きは体裁だけだ
    • Her love of music is 「all show [just a pose].
    • 体裁よく申し出を断った
    • She tactfully refused the offer.
  1. 4〔口先だけの言葉〕
    • お体裁を言うのはよしなさい
    • Don't talk so glibly.
  1. 体裁ぶる〔見栄を張る〕show off;〔もったいぶる〕put on airs