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John's wet swim trunks lent verisimilitude to his claim that he'd been swimming all afternoon.
by Dr. Avery July 17, 2005
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A word used by pretentious douchebags on internet forums in a vain attempt to cover up the fact they just don't like something, and can't give an intelligent reason as to why not.

It may also be used by students writing critical papers in English Literature classes for much the same purpose, with the double bonus in the hope that dropping a big Latin-based word will get them a higher mark.
I noticed my buddy dropped "verisimilitude" in the opening paragraph, and didn't mention realism (or the appearance thereof) anywhere else. I told him you have to explain what this big word means, or your prof's gonna take off a ton of points.
by pointblank September 15, 2008
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"An illusion's verisimilitude helps to trick us into seeing what isn't really there. Verisimilitude is the appearance of being true or real, and is something that we tend to all strive for in our daily lives. The word is often used to describe stories, so next time a friend tells you an epic story about their night, be sure to let them know whether or not their story had verisimilitude." (
by BMSNeedsToChill January 28, 2017
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Verily, the semblance of sooth.
Friend 1: Ahh sheeeiiiiitttt, I forgot to do my homework!

Friend 2: Simply present your teacher some verisimilitude; make them believe that you accidentally left it at home.
by SwindlingSwede October 13, 2018
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