verisimilitude [ ver-uh-si-mil-i-tood, -tyood ]
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.
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Meanwhile he secretly reflects upon the particular sort of calumny that will have the greatest degree of verisimilitude.
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He gave to his figures a vitality and ease, and impressed upon them a verisimilitude which appeal to every spectator.
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Not truth, but verisimilitude, is his aim; for the stage is the realm of appearances, in which intrusive realities become unreal.
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