[ si-mil-i-tood, -tyood ]
/ sɪˈmɪl ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /


likeness; resemblance: a similitude of habits.
a person or thing that is like or the match or counterpart of another: This expression is a similitude of the other.
semblance; image: a similitude of the truth.
a likening or comparison in the form of a simile, parable, or allegory: He spoke by similitudes.

Origin of similitude

1325–75; Middle English < Latin similitūdō likeness, equivalent to simili(s) similar + -tūdō -tude

Related forms

non·si·mil·i·tude, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for similitude


/ (sɪˈmɪlɪˌtjuːd) /


likeness; similarity
a thing or sometimes a person that is like or the counterpart of another
archaic a simile, allegory, or parable

Word Origin for similitude

C14: from Latin similitūdō, from similis like
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