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verisimilitude

[ver-uh-si-mil-i-tood, -tyood] /ˌvɛr ə sɪˈmɪl ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
noun
1.
the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood; probability:
The play lacked verisimilitude.
2.
something, as an assertion, having merely the appearance of truth.
Origin of verisimilitude
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin vērīsimilitūdō, equivalent to vērī (genitive singular of vērum truth) + similitūdō similitude
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verisimilitude

/ˌvɛrɪsɪˈmɪlɪˌtjuːd/
noun
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
Word Origin
C17: from Latin vērisimilitūdō, from vērus true + similitūdōsimilitude
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n.

c.1600, from French verisimilitude (1540s), from Latin verisimilitudo "likeness to truth," from veri, genitive of verum, neuter of verus "true" (see very) + similis "like, similar" (see similar).

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