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re·sem·blance

 (rĭ-zĕm′bləns)
n.
1. The state or quality of resembling, especially similarity in appearance or in external or superficial details.
2. Something that resembles another; a likeness or semblance.

resemblance

(rɪˈzɛmbləns)
n
1. the state or quality of resembling; likeness or similarity in nature, appearance, etc
2. the degree or extent to which or the respect in which a likeness exists
3. something resembling something else; semblance; likeness
reˈsemblant adj

re•sem•blance

(rɪˈzɛm bləns)

n.
1. the state or fact of resembling; similarity.
2. a degree, kind, or point of likeness.
3. a likeness, appearance, or semblance of something.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, =resembl(er) to resemble + -ance -ance]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.resemblance - similarity in appearance or external or superficial detailsresemblance - similarity in appearance or external or superficial details
alikeness, likeness, similitude - similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things; "man created God in his own likeness"
mutual resemblance - symmetrical resemblance
affinity - inherent resemblance between persons or things

resemblance

resemblance

noun
Translations
تَشَابُهشَبَه، تَشابُه
podobapodobnost
lighed
yhdennäköisyys
sličnost
svipur, líking
類似
유사
podobnost
likhet
ความคล้ายคลึง
sự giống nhau

resemblance

[rɪˈzembləns] Nsemejanza f, parecido m
to bear a strong resemblance to sbparecerse mucho a algn, estar clavado a algn
to bear no resemblance to sbno parecerse en absoluto a algn
there is no resemblance between themlos dos no se parecen en absoluto
there is hardly any resemblance between this version and the one I gave youapenas existe parecido entre esta versión y la que te di

resemblance

[rɪˈzɛmbləns] nressemblance f
to bear a strong resemblance to sth/sb → ressembler beaucoup à qch/qn
it bears no resemblance to sth → cela ne ressemble en rien à qch
any resemblance between characters portrayed herein and real people, living or dead, is purely coincidental → toute ressemblance entre les personnages cités dans cette œuvre et des personnes existantes ou ayant existé ne serait que pure coïncidence

resemblance

nÄhnlichkeit f; to bear a strong/a faint/no resemblance to somebody/somethingstarke/leichte/keine Ähnlichkeit mit jdm/etw haben; there’s no resemblance between themes besteht keine Ähnlichkeit zwischen ihnen, sie sind sich (dat)nicht ähnlich

resemblance

[rɪˈzɛmbləns] nsomiglianza
to bear a strong resemblance to → somigliare moltissimo a

resemble

(rəˈzembl) verb
to be like or look like. He doesn't resemble either of his parents.
reˈsemblance noun
I can see some resemblance(s) between him and his father.

resemblance

تَشَابُه podoba lighed Ähnlichkeit ομοιότητα parecido yhdennäköisyys ressemblance sličnost somiglianza 類似 유사 gelijkenis likhet podobieństwo semelhança сходство likhet ความคล้ายคลึง benzerlik sự giống nhau 类同之处

resemblance

n. semejanza, parecido.
References in classic literature ?
If you unload his skull of its spermy heaps and then take a rear view of its rear end, which is the high end, you will be struck by its resemblance to the human skull, beheld in the same situation, and from the same point of view.
But does not the resemblance you were speaking about just now strike the turnkeys?
Yes dear resemblance of my Laurina and Laurina's Daughter, sweet image of my Claudia and my Claudia's Mother, I do acknowledge thee as the Daughter of the one and the Grandaughter of the other.
Another caution we would give thee, my good reptile, is, that thou dost not find out too near a resemblance between certain characters here introduced; as, for instance, between the landlady who appears in the seventh book and her in the ninth.
These differences, in both cases, follow to a certain extent, as might have been expected, systematic affinity, by which every kind of resemblance and dissimilarity between organic beings is attempted to be expressed.
This was Fix, one of the detectives who had been dispatched from England in search of the bank robber; it was his task to narrowly watch every passenger who arrived at Suez, and to follow up all who seemed to be suspicious characters, or bore a resemblance to the description of the criminal, which he had received two days before from the police headquarters at London.
Le charmant Hippolyte was surprising by his extraordinary resemblance to his beautiful sister, but yet more by the fact that in spite of this resemblance he was exceedingly ugly.
In their ramifications and doublings back upon themselves they made a compact network, having in size and shape an amazing resemblance to the human figure.
While all details were still a mystery to me, the vile manner in which the personal resemblance between the woman in white and Lady Glyde had been turned to account was clear beyond a doubt.
He was the more confirmed in this opinion, because, he observed, that as I agreed in every feature of my body with other YAHOOS, except where it was to my real disadvantage in point of strength, speed, and activity, the shortness of my claws, and some other particulars where nature had no part; so from the representation I had given him of our lives, our manners, and our actions, he found as near a resemblance in the disposition of our minds.
At some critical juncture the resemblance is found to be perfect.
A clean-shaved face made the resemblance more pronounced than it would otherwise have been.