seeming

[see-ming]
adjective
1.
apparent; appearing, whether truly or falsely, to be as specified: a seeming advantage.
noun
2.
appearance, especially outward or deceptive appearance.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English semynge; see seem, -ing2, -ing1

seemingly, adverb
seemingness, noun


1. ostensible, external, superficial. 2. semblance, face, pretense.
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seeming (ˈsiːmɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  (prenominal) apparent but not actual or genuine: seeming honesty
 
n
2.  outward or false appearance
 
'seemingness
 
n

seemingly (ˈsiːmɪŋlɪ)
 
adv
1.  in appearance but not necessarily in actuality: with seemingly effortless ease
2.  (sentence modifier) apparently; as far as one knows: seemingly, he had few friends left

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seem
c.1200, from O.N. soema "to befit, conform to," and soemr "fitting, seemly," from P.Gmc. *som- (cf. O.E. som "agreement, reconciliation," seman "to conciliate"), related to P.Gmc. *samon (see same).
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Example sentences
For real estate, some economists say, an end to the seemingly endless decline
  in housing values might be in sight.
And psychologists and economists seemingly never tire of pointing this out to
  us.
Four months later, it is the seemingly indomitable housing market that has
  flipped.
The estimated ages of the two dinosaurs seemingly support this idea.
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