verisimilar

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

adjective

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

Origin of verisimilar

1675–85; < Latin vērīsimil(is) (vērī, genitive singular of vērum truth, + similis like) + -ar1

Related forms

ver·i·sim·i·lar·ly, adverb
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verisimilar

/ (ˌvɛrɪˈsɪmɪlə) /

adjective

appearing to be true; probable; likely

Derived Forms

verisimilarly, adverb

Word Origin for verisimilar

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