- 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
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Examples from the Web for verisimilar
Charming, but in no proper sense of the word natural or verisimilar.French Classics
William Cleaver Wilkinson
And there the effect is not only verisimilar but wonderful in its verisimilitude.The English Novel
Verisimilar, ver-i-sim′i-lar, adj. truth-like: likely: probable.
Here Robortelli answers a possible objection to Aristotle's statement that poets deal only with what is possible and verisimilar.A History of Literary Criticism in the Renaissance
Joel Elias Spingarn
- appearing to be true; probable; likely
C17: from Latin vērīsimilis, from vērus true + similis like
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