similitude

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

Definition of similitude

b : a visible likeness : image
2 : an imaginative comparison : simile
3 a : correspondence in kind or quality
b : a point of comparison

Examples of similitude in a Sentence

  1. the striking similitude between that modern city and the Rome of ancient times

  2. the two robberies, committed on opposite ends of the country, show some curious similitudes

Origin and Etymology of similitude

Middle English, from Anglo-French, allegory, analogy, from Latin similitudo resemblance, from similis

Synonym Discussion of similitude

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 similitude
analogy implies likeness or parallelism in relations rather than in appearance or qualities.
    • pointed out analogies to past wars


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