semblance

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English semblaunce, from Old French semblance[1], from semblant, present participle of sembler.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɛm.bləns/
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Noun[edit]

semblance (countable and uncountable, plural semblances)

  1. likeness, similarity; the quality of being similar.
  2. the way something looks; appearance; form

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “semblance”, in Online Etymology Dictionary

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