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semblancenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈsem.bləns/ formal
a situation or condition that is similar to what is wanted or expected, but is not exactly as hoped for: The city has now returned to some semblance of normality after last night's celebrations. He was executed without even the semblance of a fair trial.
Translations of “semblance”
in Vietnamese sự giống…
in Spanish apariencia…
in Thai รูปร่าง, ความคล้ายคลึง…
in Malaysian diperlihatkan…
in French semblant…
in German die Gestalt…
in Chinese (Traditional) 近似, 相似, 假像…
in Indonesian kemiripan bentuk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 近似, 相似, 假象…
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