Semblance is having an outward appearance that resembles something desired, even if the reality doesn't match the appearance.(noun)
An example of semblance is when you stuff all your paperwork in a drawer.
See semblance in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr < sembler, to seem, appear < L similare, to make like < similis, like: see same
See semblance in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from sembler, to resemble; see semblable.
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