seeming


1seem·ing

noun \ˈsē-miŋ\

Definition of SEEMING

:  external appearance as distinguished from true character :  look

Examples of SEEMING

  1. <her altruism is all seeming—she cares only about herself>

First Known Use of SEEMING

15th century

Rhymes with SEEMING

2seeming

adjective

: appearing to be true but not being true or certain

Full Definition of SEEMING

:  outwardly or superficially evident but not true or real <the seeming immortality of our heroes>
seem·ing·ly adverb

Examples of SEEMING

  1. Parents discussed the teacher's seeming lack of interest in the students.
  2. I was fooled by the seeming simplicity of the instructions.

First Known Use of SEEMING

circa 1557

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