English noun: semblance
|1.||semblance (attribute) an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading|
|Samples||He hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity.|
He tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction.
The situation soon took on a different color.
|Synonyms||color, colour, gloss|
|Broader (hypernym)||appearance, visual aspect|
|Narrower (hyponym)||camouflage, color of law, colour of law, disguise, face value, guise, pretence, pretense, pretext, simulacrum, verisimilitude|
|2.||semblance (cognition) an erroneous mental representation|
|Narrower (hyponym)||apparition, fantasm, irradiation, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, phantom limb, shadow|
|3.||semblance (artifact) picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing|
|Broader (hypernym)||icon, ikon, image, picture|
|Narrower (hyponym)||Identikit, Identikit picture, portrait, portrayal|