adjective Etymology: Latin verisimilis Date: 1681 1. having the appearance of truth ; probable 2. depicting realism (as in art or literature) • verisimilarly adverb

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  • Verisimilar — Ver i*sim i*lar, a. [L. verisimilis; verus true + similis like, similar. See {Very}, and {Similar}.] Having the appearance of truth; probable; likely. How verisimilar it looks. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • verisimilar — index believable, circumstantial, credible, probable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • verisimilar — [ver΄ə sim′ə lər] adj. [< L verisimilis < verus, true (see VERY) + similis,SIMILAR] seeming to be true or real; plausible; likely …   English World dictionary

  • verisimilar — verisimilarly, adv. /ver euh sim euh leuhr/, adj. having the appearance of truth; likely; probable: a verisimilar tale. [1675 85; < L verisimil(is) (veri, gen. sing. of verum truth, + similis like) + AR1] * * * …   Universalium

  • verisimilar — adjective appearing to be true or real a verisimilar tale • Similar to: ↑probable, ↑likely …   Useful english dictionary

  • verisimilar — adjective Appearing to be true or real; probable; likely. See Also: verisimilitude, verisimilarity, verisimilitudinous …   Wiktionary

  • verisimilar — Synonyms and related words: apt, authentic, bona fide, candid, card carrying, dinkum, fair, following the letter, foreseeable, genuine, good, honest, honest to God, hopeful, in the cards, inartificial, lawful, legitimate, liable, lifelike, likely …   Moby Thesaurus

  • verisimilar — veri·sim·i·lar …   English syllables

  • verisimilar — ver•i•sim•i•lar [[t]ˌvɛr əˈsɪm ə lər[/t]] adj. having the appearance of truth; likely; probable • Etymology: 1675–85; < L vērīsimil(is) (vērī, gen. sing. of vērum truth +similis like) + ar I ver i•sim′i•lar•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • verisimilar — /vɛriˈsɪmələ / (say veree simuhluh) adjective having the appearance of truth; likely or probable. {Latin vērisimilis, modelled on similar} –verisimilarly, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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