verisimilitude

[ ver-uh-si-mil-i-tood ]

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true

Origin + Etymology

from Latin verisimilitudo, from verisimilis ‘probable’, from veri (genitive of verus ‘true’) + similis ‘like’

Synonyms

  • semblance
  • gloss
  • color

Antonyms

  • difference
  • dissimilarity
  • unlikeness
  • falseness
  • impossibility

Example

The critics were harsh in the article, claiming the play lacked verisimilitude.

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