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Definition 1: picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for semblance in the sense of this definition

(semblance is a kind of ...) a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface

"they showed us the pictures of their wedding" "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"

(... is a kind of semblance ) a likeness of a person's face constructed from descriptions given to police; uses a set of transparencies of various facial features that can be combined to build up a picture of the person sought

(... is a kind of semblance ) any likeness of a person, in any medium

"the photographer made excellent portraits"

Definition 2: an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where semblance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for semblance in the sense of this definition

(semblance is a kind of ...) outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

(... is a kind of semblance ) a mere semblance of legal right; something done with the apparent authority of law but actually in contravention of law

"the plaintiff claimed that under color of law the officer had deprived him of his civil rights"

(... is a kind of semblance ) an insubstantial or vague semblance

(... is a kind of semblance ) the apparent worth as opposed to the real worth

(... is a kind of semblance ) an artful or simulated semblance

"under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"

(... is a kind of semblance ) an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something

"the theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories"

(... is a kind of semblance ) the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true

Definition 3: an erroneous mental representation - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for semblance in the sense of this definition

(semblance is a kind of ...) a mental representation

"I tried to describe his appearance to the police"

(... is a kind of semblance ) something existing in perception only

"a ghostly apparition at midnight"

(... is a kind of semblance ) the apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background

(... is a kind of semblance ) the illusion that a limb still exists after it has been amputated

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