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



BrE BrE//ˌverɪsɪˈmɪlɪtjuːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌverɪsɪˈmɪlɪtuːd//
[uncountable] (formal)
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the quality of seeming to be true or real synonym authenticity To add verisimilitude, the stage is covered with sand for the desert scenes. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin verisimilitudo, from verisimilis ‘probable’, from veri (genitive of verus ‘true’) + similis ‘like’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: verisimilitude