Verisimilitude meaning

vĕrə-sĭ-mĭlĭ-to͝od, -tyo͝od
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.

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The quality of appearing to be true or real.
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Something that has the appearance of being true or real.
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The appearance of being true or real.
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Something having the mere appearance of being true or real.
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The property of seeming true, of resembling reality; resemblance to reality, realism.
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A statement which merely appears to be true.
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Origin of verisimilitude

  • Latin vērīsimilitūdō from vērīsimilis verisimilar verisimilar

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

  • From Latin vÄ“rÄ«similitÅ«dō (“likeness to truth"), more correctly written separately as vÄ“rÄ« similitÅ«dō; from vÄ“rÄ«, genitive singular of vÄ“rus (“true, real"), + similitÅ«dō (“likeness, resemblance").

    From Wiktionary