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Definition of "verisimilar" []

  • Appearing to be true or real; probable. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "verisimilar" in a sentence
  • "But the ridiculous must no longer come forward as the pure creation of his own fancy, but must be verisimilar, that is, seem to be real."
  • "There might be some handful of radical formalists who argue that fiction contains no verisimilar power, and a few radical realists who claim that fiction is not artifice, but does anyone take such critics and views seriously?"
  • "And mostly he proceeds to write about the verisimilar power of fiction, which he ranks of supreme importance."
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