HyperDic: semblance

English > 3 senses of the word semblance:
NOUNattributesemblance, gloss, color, colouran outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading
cognitionsemblance, illusionan erroneous mental representation
artifactsemblance, likenesspicture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing
semblance > pronunciation
Soundsseh'mblahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > semblance: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningAn outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading.
Example"he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"
Synonymsgloss, color, colour
Narrowercolor of law, colour of lawA mere semblance of legal right
disguise, camouflageAn outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
face valueThe apparent worth as opposed to the real worth
guise, pretense, pretence, pretextAn artful or simulated semblance
simulacrumAn insubstantial or vague semblance
verisimilitudeThe appearance of truth
Broaderappearance, visual aspectoutward or visible aspect of a person or thing
Spanishapariencia, color, matiz, semblanza
Catalanaparença, color, matís, semblant
English > semblance: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAn erroneous mental representation.
Synonymillusion
Narrowerapparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadowSomething existing in perception only
irradiationThe apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background
phantom limbThe illusion that a limb still exists after it has been amputated
BroaderappearanceA mental representation
Spanishilusión, semblanza
Catalanil·lusió
English > semblance: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaningpicture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing.
Synonymlikeness
NarrowerIdentikit, Identikit pictureA likeness of a person's face constructed from descriptions given to police
portrait, portrayalAny likeness of a person, in any medium
Broaderpicture, image, icon, ikonA visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface

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