Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “verisimilitude”

verisimilitude

noun [U]     /ˌver.ɪ.sɪˈmɪl.ɪ.tjuːd/ US  /-tuːd/ formal
the quality of seeming true or of having the appearance of being real: She has included photographs in the book to lend verisimilitude to the story.Reality and truthSeeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
(Definition of verisimilitude noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of verisimilitude

Definitions of “verisimilitude” in other dictionaries

Translations of “verisimilitude”

Word of the Day

neighbourly

friendly or helpful

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More