verisimilar

adjective
veri·​sim·​i·​lar | \ ˌver-ə-ˈsi-mə-lər How to pronounce verisimilar (audio) , -ˈsim-lər\

Definition of verisimilar

1 : having the appearance of truth : probable
2 : depicting realism (as in art or literature)

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verisimilarly adverb

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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, "Hereditary and the Monstrousness of Creative Moms," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of verisimilar

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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 very entry 2, same entry 1

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