Verisimilitude

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

Pronunciation: [ ver-uh-si-mil-i-tood ]


Definition: noun

the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true

Origin: Early 17th century; Latin


Etymology: from Latin verisimilitudo, from verisimilis ‘probable’, from veri (genitive of verus ‘true’) + similis ‘like’


Usage:



Synonyms:

  • Semblance

  • gloss

  • color

Antonyms:

  • Difference

  • dissimilarity

  • unlikeness

  • falseness

  • impossibility

Example: The critics were harsh in the article, claiming the play lacked verisimilitude.

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