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verisimilar

[ver-uh-sim-uh-ler]
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adjective
  1. having the appearance of truth; likely; probable: a verisimilar tale.
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Origin of verisimilar

1675–85; < Latin vērīsimil(is) (vērī, genitive singular of vērum truth, + similis like) + -ar1
Related formsver·i·sim·i·lar·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • 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

    George Saintsbury

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for verisimilar

verisimilar

adjective
  1. appearing to be true; probable; likely
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Derived Formsverisimilarly, adverb

Word Origin

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