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: “The painting owes its verisimilitude to a number of groundbreaking innovations. Its life-size figures are rendered with a new kind of sculptural modeling, which makes them seem to occupy real space” ( Jack Flam ) 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 (“likeness to truth"), more correctly written separately as vÄ“rÄ« similitÅ«dÅ; from vÄ“rÄ«, genitive singular of vÄ“rus (“true, real"), + similitÅ«dÅ (“likeness, resemblance").