adjective veri·sim·i·lar \ˌver-ə-ˈsi-mə-lər, -ˈsim-lər\

Definition of verisimilar

  1. 1 :  having the appearance of truth :  probable

  2. 2 :  depicting realism (as in art or literature)



Origin and Etymology of verisimilar

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 1very, 1same

First Known Use: 1681

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