verisimilitude(redirected from verisimiltude)
1. The quality of appearing to be true or real: "The painting owes its verisimilitude to a number of groundbreaking innovations. Its life-size figures are rendered with a new kind of sculptural modeling, which makes them seem to occupy real space" (Jack Flam). See Synonyms at truth.
2. Something that has the appearance of being true or real.
[Latin vērīsimilitūdō, from vērīsimilis, verisimilar; see verisimilar.]
ver′i·si·mil′i·tu′di·nous (-to͞od′n-əs, -tyo͞od′-) adj.
1. the appearance or semblance of truth or reality; quality of seeming true
2. something that merely seems to be true or real, such as a doubtful statement
[C17: from Latin vērisimilitūdō, from vērus true + similitūdō similitude]
ver•i•si•mil•i•tude(ˌvɛr ə sɪˈmɪl ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)
1. the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood.
2. something, as an assertion, having merely the appearance of truth.
[1595–1605; < Latin vērīsimilitūdō=vērī, genitive singular of vērum truth + similitūdō similitude]
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