verisimilitude

[ ver-uh-si-mil-i-tood, -tyood ]SEE DEFINITION OF verisimilitude
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His account of the origin of the sexes has the greatest (comic) probability and verisimilitude.

Now as to the verisimilitude, the miraculousness, and the fact, of this medicinal oil.

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.

Besides it will go far to assist the verisimilitude of your travels.

Nor do the portraits of the others attract by their verisimilitude.

Shaw places it far above painting because of its verisimilitude!

Or is it so easily to be pleased, and is no verisimilitude needed?

The great charm of these works, which had captivated the million, was their verisimilitude.

The details that Harry supplies give an air of verisimilitude to his narrative.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from French verisimilitude (1540s), from Latin verisimilitudo "likeness to truth," from veri, genitive of verum, neuter of verus "true" (see very) + similis "like, similar" (see similar).

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