Thesaurus

resemblance

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of resemblance

1 a point which two or more things share in common
  • I see a family resemblance between you and your brother

Synonyms for resemblance

Words Related to resemblance

Near Antonyms for resemblance

Antonyms for resemblance

See the Dictionary Definition 

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about resemblance

Time Traveler for resemblance

Time Traveler

The first known use of resemblance was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Resemblance.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/resemblance. Accessed 22 November 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on resemblance

Dictionary: Definition of resemblance

Spanish Central: Translation of resemblance

Nglish: Translation of resemblance for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of resemblance for Arabic Speakers

Comments on resemblance

What made you want to look up resemblance? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not agreeing with established beliefs

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!