looking ... with frank 'appraisal'.


Senior Member

Would you please suggest a synonym for appraisal here. I'm confused between critical and evaluating, but I think the first one is better.

"How do you find so much money?" Someone in the line was worried he would be refused for the small size of his bank account.
"Ooph, you cannot show so little," laughed another, looking over his shoulder with frank appraisal. "Don't you know how to do it?"

Here, is US Embassy, and Indians are there to request for US visa, they're in the line for their turn, and speaking with each other while waiting...

Many thanks for your suggestions.
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Hmmm, difficult, Maryam:)

    I'd say the idea is closer to "evaluation" or "assessment". But yes, there's the implication of "critical evaluation".
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