verisimilar

adjective

veri·​sim·​i·​lar ˌver-ə-ˈsi-mə-lər How to pronounce verisimilar (audio)
-ˈsim-lər
1
: having the appearance of truth : probable
2
: depicting realism (as in art or literature)
verisimilarly adverb

Examples of verisimilar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Annie’s work thus far has been meticulously verisimilar, bordering on minimalist, with depopulated nurseries and studios built of balsa wood. Katherine Fusco, The Atlantic, 11 July 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Latin vērī similis, vērīsimilis "having the appearance of truth" (from vērī, genitive of vērum "truth," noun derivative of vērus "true" + similis "like, similar") + -ar — more at very entry 2, same entry 1

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of verisimilar was in 1681

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“Verisimilar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verisimilar. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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