Resembling and Similar


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Resembling adjective – Having qualities in common.
Usage example: resembling Impressionist landscapes were hung side by side so that visitors could compare how fellow artists treated the same subject matter

Similar is a synonym for resembling. In some cases you can use "Similar" instead an adjective "Resembling". popular alternative
Nearby Words: resemblance, resembled
Synonyms for Resembling


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Similar adjective – Having qualities in common.
Usage example: the two actresses accidentally wore similar outfits to the same gala

Resembling is a synonym for similar in participle topic. You can use "Resembling" instead an adjective "Similar", if it concerns topics such as alike, very much alike. popular alternative
Nearby Words: similarity, similarly, similitude, simile
Synonyms for Similar

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  • Toys / Uglydolls Good Angel, Bad Angel: While never referenced directly, Picksey and Ninja Batty Shogun are a similar but contrasting pair released at the same time, resembling an angel and a devil.
  • When watching something like Looney Tunes, Popeye, or Tom and Jerry, you don't expect anything resembling continuity, even in cartoons with the same characters and similar premise.
  • She was also known as Nainin for resembling Ninian, who is also a dancer and has a similar color palette.
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