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semblance

sem·blance

semblance

 
pronunciation:
sem blns
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: outward form; appearance.
He maintained a semblance of calm although he was inwardly frightened.The exterior of the retirement home had the semblance of a Tudor cottage.
synonyms:
appearance, cast, look
similar words:
air, aspect, complexion, demeanor, face, form, garb, guise, mien, show
definition 2: a resemblance to something else.
A year after the accident, her life had regained a semblance of normality.
synonyms:
likeness, resemblance, similarity, similitude
similar words:
affinity, analogy, identity, sameness
definition 3: a faint trace; a modicum.
She greeted him without even a semblance of a smile.I'm glad that he at least has some semblance of common sense!
synonyms:
ghost, modicum, remnant, shadow, trace
similar words:
hint, shade, suggestion, vestige, whisper
Word Parts
The word semblance contains the following part:
sim, semb Latin root that means like, similar