likeness, similarity, resemblance, similitude, analogy mean agreement or correspondence in details. likeness implies a closer correspondence than similarity which often implies that things are merely somewhat alike.
a remarkable likeness to his late father
some similarity between the two cases resemblance implies similarity chiefly in appearance or external qualities.
statements that bear little resemblance to the truth similitude applies chiefly to correspondence between abstractions.
two schools of social thought showing points of similitudeanalogy implies likeness or parallelism in relations rather than in appearance or qualities.
pointed out analogies to past wars
Examples of similitude in a Sentence
the striking similitude between that modern city and the Rome of ancient times
the two robberies, committed on opposite ends of the country, show some curious similitudes
Recent Examples on the WebHuman performers can play at such similitude, but robots fully embody it.
Sydney Skybetter, Wired, 8 July 2021 Whatever similitude of separation between protesters and police there had been was gone.
Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 29 May 2020 His adamant individualism is keyed precisely to his rejection of similitude to the manners of anyone else.
Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 10 Feb. 2020 Here are the top two innovations in iPad cases at CES 2011—standouts in a sea of similitude.
Tyghe Trimble, Popular Mechanics, 8 Jan. 2011 Here are the top two innovations in iPad cases at CES 2011—standouts in a sea of similitude.
Tyghe Trimble, Popular Mechanics, 8 Jan. 2011
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