Semblance meaning

sĕmbləns
Semblance is having an outward appearance that resembles something desired, even if the reality doesn't match the appearance.

An example of semblance is when you stuff all your paperwork in a drawer.

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Outward form or appearance; aspect.
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Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form.
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A representation; a copy.
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An outward or token appearance.
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A likeness, image, or representation.
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Likeness, similarity; the quality of being similar.
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Seeming likeness; resemblance.
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False, assumed, or deceiving form or appearance.
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Mere empty show; pretense.
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The barest trace; a modicum.

Not a semblance of truth to the story.

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Origin of semblance

  • Middle English from Old French from sembler to resemble semblable

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition