Similarity and Semblance


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Similarity noun – The quality or state of having many qualities in common.
Usage example: the similarity between the two essays is too great to be coincidental—one author virtually copied the other

Semblance is a synonym for similarity in likeness topic. In some cases you can use "Semblance" instead a noun "Similarity", when it comes to topics like resemblance. archaic substitute
Nearby Words: similar, similarly, similitude, simile
Synonyms for Similarity


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Semblance noun – A display of emotion or behavior that is insincere or intended to deceive.
Similarity is a synonym for semblance in likeness topic. You can use "Similarity" instead a noun "Semblance", if it concerns topics such as resemblance, appearance, aura. popular alternative
Synonyms for Semblance

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physical physical similarity physical semblance
distinct distinct similarity distinct semblance
real real similarity real semblance
little little similarity little semblance
Other adjectives: slight, vague, passing, uncanny.
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