verisimilitude

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ver·i·si·mil·i·tude

 (vĕr′ə-sĭ-mĭl′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
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.

verisimilitude

(ˌvɛrɪsɪˈmɪlɪˌtjuːd) or

verisimility

n
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)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.verisimilitude - the appearance of truthverisimilitude - the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true
semblance, gloss, color, colour - an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color"

verisimilitude

noun realism, authenticity, credibility, resemblance, likeness, semblance, plausibility, likeliness Computer animation is costly at this level of visual verisimilitude.

verisimilitude

noun
Translations

verisimilitude

[ˌverɪsɪˈmɪlɪtjuːd] Nverosimilitud f

verisimilitude

[ˌvɛrɪsɪˈmɪlɪtjuːd] n (= authenticity) → vraisemblance f

verisimilitude

n (form)Wahrhaftigkeit f (liter), → Echtheit f; (of theory)Plausibilität f, → Evidenz f (liter)

verisimilitude

[ˌvɛrɪsɪˈmɪlɪˌtjuːd] n (frm) → verosimiglianza
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"Potemkin Village: Ars Poetica": Verisimiltude requires/a homeless man's feet/protruding from a dark/vestibule.
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Nonetheless, it would be ridiculous to pretend that this book is unhistorical." Moreover, in the original manuscript of the book, the principal characters were called Demidenko (the author's own surname), not Kovalenko, suggesting the intended historical verisimiltude of what followed.
284), but she attributes their truth to verisimiltude rather than to fact: "oh, it was purely dramatic!