Verisimilitude Definition

vĕrə-sĭ-mĭlĭ-to͝od, -tyo͝od
noun
The appearance of being true or real.
Webster's New World
Something having the mere appearance of being true or real.
Webster's New World

The property of seeming true, of resembling reality; resemblance to reality, realism.

Wiktionary

A statement which merely appears to be true.

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Other Word Forms of Verisimilitude

Noun

Singular:
verisimilitude
Plural:
verisimilitudes

Origin of Verisimilitude

  • 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

  • Latin vērīsimilitūdō from vērīsimilis verisimilar verisimilar

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

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