- the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood; probability: The play lacked verisimilitude.
- something, as an assertion, having merely the appearance of truth.
Origin of verisimilitude
Related Words for verisimilitudeplausibility, realism, semblance, likeness, similarity, color, credibility, show, genuineness, resemblance, likeliness
Examples from the Web for verisimilitude
Contemporary Examples of verisimilitude
And the conceit of total artifice deprives us of what Tolstoy is best at: marrying artifice with verisimilitude.‘The Trial’ & More Top Film Adaptations of Literary Classics (VIDEO)
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Historical Examples of verisimilitude
His account of the origin of the sexes has the greatest (comic) probability and verisimilitude.Symposium
Now as to the verisimilitude, the miraculousness, and the fact, of this medicinal oil.Apologia Pro Vita Sua
John Henry Cardinal Newman
For the sake of verisimilitude he laid the scene in his own barracks.
But we have not yet done with the points of verisimilitude in our story.The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)
Besides it will go far to assist the verisimilitude of your travels.Olla Podrida
Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
- the appearance or semblance of truth or reality; quality of seeming true
- something that merely seems to be true or real, such as a doubtful statement