ver|i|si|mil|i|tude

ver|i|si|mil|i|tude «VEHR uh suh MIHL uh tood, -tyood», noun.
1. an appearance of truth; resemblance to reality; closeness to fact; probability: »

Stories must have verisimilitude to interest people.

2. something having merely the appearance of truth: »

They are, in truth, but shadows of fact—verisimilitudes, not verities (Charles Lamb).

[< Latin vērisimilitūdō, -inis < vērisimilis like truth < vērus true + similis like]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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