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verisimilar

[ ver-uh-sim-uh-ler ]
/ ˌvɛr əˈsɪm ə lər /
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adjective

having the appearance of truth; likely; probable: a verisimilar tale.

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Origin of verisimilar

First recorded in 1675–85; from Latin vērīsimil(is) (vērī, genitive singular of vērum “truth,” + similis “like, resembling”) + -ar1

OTHER WORDS FROM verisimilar

ver·i·sim·i·lar·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for verisimilar

verisimilar
/ (ˌvɛrɪˈsɪmɪlə) /

adjective

appearing to be true; probable; likely

Derived forms of verisimilar

verisimilarly, adverb

Word Origin for verisimilar

C17: from Latin vērīsimilis, from vērus true + similis like
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