- Verisimilitude is defined as appearing, or having the appearance of, being real or true.
An example of verisimilitude is the realistic plot or images of a movie that make it seem quite realistic.
- the appearance of being true or real
- something having the mere appearance of being true or real
Origin of verisimilitudeClassical Latin verisimilitudo ; from verisimilis: see verisimilar
- The quality of appearing to be true or real. See Synonyms at truth.
- Something that has the appearance of being true or real.
Origin of verisimilitudeLatin vērīsimilitūdō, from vērīsimilis, verisimilar; see verisimilar.
From Latin vērīsimilitūdō (“likeness to truth”), more correctly written separately as vērī similitūdō; from vērī, genitive singular of vērus (“true, real”), + similitūdō (“likeness, resemblance”).