Pronunciation: [ ver-uh-si-mil-i-tood ]
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’
Example: The critics were harsh in the article, claiming the play lacked verisimilitude.