Definition of seeming in English:


Syllabification: seem·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈsēmiNG


1Appearing to be real or true, but not necessarily being so; apparent: Ellen’s seeming indifference to the woman’s fate
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  • This seeming inadequacy of the real world is the crux of Shaw's enterprise.
  • Here are some of the seeming contradictions that appear in the space of just two-thirds of a USA Today page.
  • What is more illuminating is your seeming indifference to the lack of consideration paid by the BMCC Board to student issues.
pretended, feigned
1.1 [in combination] Giving the impression of having a specified quality: an angry-seeming man


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The outward appearance or aspect of someone or something, especially when considered as deceptive or as distinguished from reality: that dissidence between inward reality and outward seeming
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  • In the former case, on the other hand, one accepts the claims about how experience and agency seem to us but simply dismisses such seemings as illusory.
  • These seemings have narrow contents because they supervene on local properties of me and inverted-me.

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