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verisimilitude

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noun veri·si·mil·i·tude \-sə-ˈmi-lə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Simple Definition of verisimilitude

  • : the quality of seeming real

Full Definition of verisimilitude

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being verisimilar

  2. 2 :  something verisimilar

veri·si·mil·i·tu·di·nous play \-ˌmi-lə-ˈtüd-nəs, -ˈtyüd-; -ˈtü-də-nəs, -ˈtyü-\ adjective

Examples of verisimilitude

  1. <the novel's degree of verisimilitude is compromised by 18th-century characters who speak in very 21st-century English>



Origin of verisimilitude

Latin verisimilitudo, from verisimilis verisimilar, from veri similis like the truth


First Known Use: circa 1576



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