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resemblance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of resemblance

  1. 1 a point which two or more things share in common I see a family resemblance between you and your brother Synonyms of resemblance commonality, common denominator, congruity, correspondence, parallel, similarity, similitudeWords Related to resemblance counterpart, equal, equivalent; analogy; homologyNear Antonyms of resemblance difference, discrepancy; deviance, divergence, incongruence, incongruity; change, modification, variationAntonyms of resemblance dissimilarity

  2. 2 the quality or state of having many qualities in common the look of the director's latest film bears a strong resemblance to the look of his last film Synonyms of resemblance alikeness, community, comparability, correspondence, likeness, parallelism, similarity, similitudeWords Related to resemblance semblance; affinity, analogousness; equation, equivalence, equivalency, par, parity; identicalness, identity, sameness; correlation, relationship; exchangeability, interchangeability; accordance, agreement, compatibility, conformity, congruityNear Antonyms of resemblance inequality; conflict, polarity; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness, nonconformity; differentiability, discriminability, distinguishability; anomalousness, dichotomy; disproportion, imbalance, inequality, nonequivalenceAntonyms of resemblance difference, disagreement, discrepancy, disparateness, disparity, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distinctiveness, distinctness, unlikeness

Synonym Discussion of resemblance

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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