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English noun: semblance

1. semblance (attribute) an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymscolor, 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


Synonymsillusion


Broader (hypernym)appearance


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


Synonymslikeness


Broader (hypernym)icon, ikon, image, picture


Narrower (hyponym)Identikit, Identikit picture, portrait, portrayal









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