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seeming

[see-ming] /ˈsi mɪŋ/
adjective
1.
apparent; appearing, whether truly or falsely, to be as specified:
a seeming advantage.
noun
2.
appearance, especially outward or deceptive appearance.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English semynge; see seem, -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
seemingly, adverb
seemingness, noun
Synonyms
1. ostensible, external, superficial. 2. semblance, face, pretense.
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  • For real estate, some economists say, an end to the seemingly endless decline in housing values might be in sight.
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  • The estimated ages of the two dinosaurs seemingly support this idea.
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British Dictionary definitions for seemingly

seeming

/ˈsiːmɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) apparent but not actual or genuine: seeming honesty
noun
2.
outward or false appearance
Derived Forms
seemingness, noun

seemingly

/ˈsiːmɪŋlɪ/
adverb
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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Word Origin and History for seemingly

seeming

adj.

late 14c., present participle adjective from seem. Seemingly in sense of "to all appearances" recorded from 1590s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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