Archive for July 13th, 2012
- the property of seeming true, of resembling reality; resemblance to reality, realism
- a statement which merely appears to be true
Used in a sentence:
- The painting’s verisimilitude was so great that he felt like he could reach into the frame and take hold of her hand.
Following in the footsteps of groking, we now have another word that means understanding, except not really. Verisimilitude might be a concept that is hard to understand but the best example I have found are modern movies. Movies have a verisimilitude unrivaled by most other forms of media. They look almost real and sound so real that we’re often fooled into think they are real even if they aren’t.