Definition of verisimilitude in English:

verisimilitude

Syllabification: ver·i·si·mil·i·tude
Pronunciation: /ˌverəsəˈmiliˌt(y)o͞od
 
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noun

The appearance of being true or real: the detail gives the novel some verisimilitude
More example sentences
  • That is, does it have verisimilitude, the appearance of being true or real?
  • As a novelist, I strive for verisimilitude: the appearance of reality.
  • In other words, Clarissa's language mirrors the novel's verisimilitude, while Lovelace's repeats the figures of fiction's past.
Synonyms
realism, believability, plausibility, authenticity, credibility, lifelikeness

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin verisimilitudo, from verisimilis 'probable', from veri (genitive of verus 'true') + similis 'like'.

Derivatives

verisimilar

Pronunciation: /-ˈsimələr/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Mei Lanfang, for example, was famous for his verisimilar acting as young women, though he was a father of two sons.
  • Identification ultimately involves discrimination between verisimilar and true signs of fracture.
  • Looking for the ideal weight loss plan is verisimilar to finding that special someone.

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