seeming

[ see-ming ]
/ ˈsi mɪŋ /

adjective

apparent; appearing, whether truly or falsely, to be as specified: a seeming advantage.

noun

appearance, especially outward or deceptive appearance.

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Origin of seeming

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

OTHER WORDS FROM seeming

seem·ing·ly, adverbseem·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for seemingly (1 of 2)

seemingly
/ (ˈsiːmɪŋlɪ) /

adverb

in appearance but not necessarily in actualitywith seemingly effortless ease
(sentence modifier) apparently; as far as one knowsseemingly, he had few friends left

British Dictionary definitions for seemingly (2 of 2)

seeming
/ (ˈsiːmɪŋ) /

adjective

(prenominal) apparent but not actual or genuineseeming honesty

noun

outward or false appearance

Derived forms of seeming

seemingness, noun
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