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Word of the Day 11/04/20 Verisimilitude

Verisimilitude (noun)
verisimilitude [ ver-uh-si-mil-i-tood, -tyood ]


noun
1. the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood; probability: The play lacked verisimilitude.
2. something, as an assertion, having merely the appearance of truth.

WORDS RELATED TO VERISIMILITUDE
plausibility, realism, semblance, likeness, similarity, color, credibility, show, genuineness, resemblance, likeliness, virtual reality

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Origin: 1595–1605; < Latin vērīsimilitūdō, equivalent to vērī (genitive singular of vērum truth) + similitūdōsimilitude

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR VERISIMILITUDE
And the conceit of total artifice deprives us of what Tolstoy is best at: marrying artifice with verisimilitude.
‘THE TRIAL’ & MORE TOP FILM ADAPTATIONS OF LITERARY CLASSICS (VIDEO)|JIMMY SO|NOVEMBER 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST

Meanwhile he secretly reflects upon the particular sort of calumny that will have the greatest degree of verisimilitude.
HUMAN INTERCOURSE|PHILIP GILBERT HAMERTON

He gave to his figures a vitality and ease, and impressed upon them a verisimilitude which appeal to every spectator.
A POPULAR HANDBOOK TO THE NATIONAL GALLERY, VOLUME I, FOREIGN SCHOOLS|VARIOUS

Not truth, but verisimilitude, is his aim; for the stage is the realm of appearances, in which intrusive realities become unreal.
PLAY-MAKING|WILLIAM ARCHER

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