verisimilitude[ver′ə si mil′ə to̵̅o̅d′, -tyo̵̅o̅d′]
- 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 vÄ“rÄ«similitÅ«dÅ (â€œlikeness to truthâ€), more correctly written separately as vÄ“rÄ« similitÅ«dÅ; from vÄ“rÄ«, genitive singular of vÄ“rus (â€œtrue, realâ€), + similitÅ«dÅ (â€œlikeness, resemblanceâ€).