Verisimilitude

  • 1Verisimilitude — in its literary context is defined as the fact or quality of being verisimilar, the appearance of being true or real; likeness or resemblance of the truth, reality or a fact’s probability. Verisimilitude comes from Latin verum meaning truth and… …

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  • 2Verisimilitude — Ver i*si*mil i*tude, n. [L. verisimilitudo: cf. OF. verisimilitude. See {Verisimilar}.] The quality or state of being verisimilar; the appearance of truth; probability; likelihood. [1913 Webster] Verisimilitude and opinion are an easy purchase;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3verisimilitude — c.1600, from Fr. verisimilitude (1540s), from L. verisimilitudo likeness to truth, from veri, genitive of verum, neut. of verus true (see VERY (Cf. very)) + similis like, similar (see SIMILAR (Cf. similar)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4verisimilitude — index credibility, probability Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5verisimilitude — *truth, veracity, verity Analogous words: agreement, accordance, harmonizing or harmony, correspondence (see corresponding verbs at AGREE): *likeness, similitude, resemblance …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6verisimilitude — [n] authenticity color, credibility, genuineness, likeliness, likeness, plausibility, realism, resemblance, semblance, show, similarity, virtual reality; concept 725 Ant. falseness, impossibility …

    New thesaurus

  • 7verisimilitude — Verisimilitude, Verisimilitudo …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 8verisimilitude — ► NOUN ▪ the appearance of being true or real. ORIGIN Latin verisimilitudo, from verisimilis probable …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9verisimilitude — [ver΄ə si mil′ə to͞od΄, ver΄ə si mil′ətyo͞od΄] n. [L verisimilitudo < verisimilis: see VERISIMILAR] 1. the appearance of being true or real 2. something having the mere appearance of being true or real SYN. TRUTH …

    English World dictionary

  • 10verisimilitude — /ver euh si mil i toohd , tyoohd /, n. 1. the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood; probability: The play lacked verisimilitude. 2. something, as an assertion, having merely the appearance of truth. [1595 1605; < L verisimilitudo, equiv.&#8230; …

    Universalium

  • 11verisimilitude — The extent to which a hypothesis approaches the truth. The first approach to the notion, due to Popper, identifies this with the extent to which a theory captures the whole truth: a theory T will have more verisimilitude than a rival T just in&#8230; …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 12verisimilitude — [[t]ve̱rɪsɪmɪ̱lɪtjuːd, AM tuːd[/t]] N UNCOUNT Verisimilitude is the quality of seeming to be true or real. [FORMAL] At the required level of visual verisimilitude, computer animation is costly. Syn: authenticity …

    English dictionary

  • 13verisimilitude — ver|i|si|mil|i|tude [ˌverısıˈmılıtju:d US tu:d] n [U] formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: verisimilitudo, from verisimilis probable , from veri similis like the truth ] the quality of being true or real ▪ questions about the verisimilitude&#8230; …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14verisimilitude — /ˌvɛrisəˈmɪlətjud/ (say .vereesuh miluhtyoohd), / tʃud/ (say choohd) noun 1. appearance or semblance of truth: * The exigencies of rhyme, said Bunyip Bluegum, may stand excused from a too strict insistence on verisimilitude, so that the general&#8230; …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 15verisimilitude — noun Etymology: Latin verisimilitudo, from verisimilis verisimilar, from veri similis like the truth Date: circa 1576 1. the quality or state of being verisimilar 2. something verisimilar • verisimilitudinous adjective …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16verisimilitude — noun /vɛrɪsɪˈmɪlɪtjuːd/ a) the property of seeming true, of resembling reality; resemblance to reality, realism b) a statement which merely appears to be true See Also: verisimilitudinous, verisimilar, verisimilarity …

    Wiktionary

  • 17verisimilitude — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. plausibility, appearance, likelihood; see truth 1 . See Synonym Study at truth . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. realism, appearance of reality, appearance of truth, truth, credibility, belie vabilility. III (Roget s&#8230; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18verisimilitude — ver|i|si|mil|i|tude [ ,verısı mılı,tud ] noun uncount VERY FORMAL the appearance of being real …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19verisimilitude —  Air of truth, the quality of being realistic …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 20verisimilitude — ver·i·si·mil·i·tude || ‚verɪsɪ mɪlɪtuːd / tju n. that which appears to be true; appearance of truth …

    English contemporary dictionary