Verisimilitude

Verisimilitude

ˌverəsəˈmiləˌto͞od

Noun

  • The appearance of being true or real.

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Example Sentences

“While the special effects in the movie received rave reviews, critics panned the acting as lacking verisimilitude.”

“The fine detail gave the oil painting verisimilitude.” 

“Virtual-reality equipment is getting more advanced, and the programs are showing real verisimilitude.”

Word Origin

Latin, early 17th century

Why this word?

Use the noun “verisimilitude” to describe a piece of art that feels real. It could be a play, a painting, or prose. In a modern twist, virtual-reality headsets and video games are gaining popularity, thanks to their growing verisimilitude.

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