similarity in appearance or external or superficial details
The quality or state of resembling; likeness; similitude; similarity.
That which resembles, or is similar; a representation; a likeness.
A comparison; a simile.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Analogy is specifically a resemblance of relations; a resemblance that may be reasoned from, so that from the likeness in certain respects we may infer that other and perhaps deeper relations exist. Affinity is a mutual attraction with or without seeming likeness; as, the affinity of iron for oxygen. Coincidence is complete agreement in some one or more respects; there may be a coincidence in time of most dissimilar events. Parity of reasoning is said of an argument equally conclusive on subjects not strictly analogous. Similitude is a rhetorical comparison of one thing to another with which it has some points in common. Resemblance and similarity are external or superficial, and may involve no deeper relation; as, the resemblance of a cloud to a distant mountain. Compare ALLEGORY.
The analogy between (or of) nature and revelation; the analogy of sound to light; a family has some analogy with (or to) a state.
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How to use resemblance in a sentence?
Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.
In attempting to justify Mr. Frascatore’s indefensible conduct by reference to the risks and rigors of police work, Mr. Lynch badly disserves himself and the many honorable officers he is sworn to represent, nothing about Mr. Frascatore’s terrifying interaction with James Blake bore any resemblance to due process of law.
You and I are opposite sides of the same coin. When we face each other, we can finally see our true selves. There may be a resemblance, but we never face the same direction.
The resemblance has boosted my chances of winning the competition by 50%.
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
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- sandsynlighed, sammenligning, lighedDanish
- verosimilitud, similitud, similaridad, semejanza, parecido, posibilidadSpanish
- yhtäläisyys, yhdennäköisyys, samankaltaisuus, samanlaisuusFinnish
- comparaison, ressemblance, probabilitéFrench
- coltasScottish Gaelic
- схо́дство, сравне́ние, вероя́тностьRussian
- sự giống nhauVietnamese
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