Definition of resemblance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈzembləns//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzembləns//
[countable, uncountable]
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the fact of being or looking similar to somebody/something synonym likeness a striking/close/strong resemblance family resemblances resemblance to somebody/something She bears an uncanny resemblance to Dido. The movie bears little resemblance to the original novel. resemblance between A and B The resemblance between the two signatures was remarkable. Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from the verb resembler, based on Latin similare (from similis ‘like’).Extra examples Crocodiles still have a strong resemblance to their long-lost ancestors. I can see the family resemblance. She has an uncanny resemblance to her sister. The plot of the movie bears more than a passing resemblance to Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’. The story has points of resemblance to a Hebrew myth. There is a close resemblance between her and her daughter. They are both called Brad, but there the resemblance ends= they are not similar to each other in any other way. They are both called Nigel, but there the resemblance ends. two actors bearing little resemblance to each other She bears a striking resemblance to the Queen. Yes, there are family resemblances.
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