verisimilitude
[ ver-uh-si-mil-i-tood ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
from Latin verisimilitudo, from verisimilis ‘probable’, from veri (genitive of verus ‘true’) + similis ‘like’
Synonyms
  • semblance
  • gloss
  • color
Antonyms
  • difference
  • dissimilarity
  • unlikeness
  • falseness
  • impossibility
Definition
the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true
Example
The critics were harsh in the article, claiming the play lacked verisimilitude.
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