seeming

[see-ming]

adjective

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

noun

appearance, especially outward or deceptive appearance.

Nearby words

  1. seeland,
  2. seelie,
  3. seely,
  4. seem,
  5. seemer,
  6. seemingly,
  7. seemly,
  8. seen,
  9. seen better days, have,
  10. seen one, seen them all

Origin of seeming

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

Related formsseem·ing·ly, adverbseem·ing·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for seemingly

seemingly

adverb

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

seeming

adjective

(prenominal) apparent but not actual or genuineseeming honesty

noun

outward or false appearance
Derived Formsseemingness, noun

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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.

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