Definition of Semblance

1. Noun. An outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading. "The situation soon took on a different color"

Exact synonyms: Color, Colour, Gloss
Generic synonyms: Appearance, Visual Aspect
Specialized synonyms: Color Of Law, Colour Of Law, Simulacrum, Face Value, Guise, Pretence, Pretense, Pretext, Camouflage, Disguise, Verisimilitude
Derivative terms: Gloss



2. Noun. An erroneous mental representation.
Exact synonyms: Illusion
Specialized synonyms: Apparition, Fantasm, Phantasm, Phantasma, Phantom, Shadow, Irradiation, Phantom Limb
Generic synonyms: Appearance
Derivative terms: Illusional

3. Noun. Picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing.
Exact synonyms: Likeness
Specialized synonyms: Identikit, Identikit Picture, Portrait, Portrayal
Generic synonyms: Icon, Ikon, Image, Picture

Definition of Semblance

1. n. Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form.

Definition of Semblance

1. Noun. likeness, similarity; the quality of being similar. ¹

2. Noun. Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Semblance

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Semblance

semaphorist
semaphorists
semasiographic
semasiography
semasiological
semasiologies
semasiology
semata
sematic
sematology
sematrope
sematropes
semblable
semblables
semblably
semblance (current term)
semblances
semblant
semblants
semblative
semblaunce
semblaunt
semble
sembled
sembles
sembling
seme
semee
semeed
semeia

Literary usage of Semblance

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... Spenser views through Merlin's magic glass, to wnich time and space are immaterial, and all human experience is but the semblance of things not seen. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"... possessing no power of eminent domain, could seize the lands of another, to which it has no semblance of title, and appropriate them to its own use, ..."

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