seeming

  • 1 Seeming — Seem ing, a. Having a semblance, whether with or without reality; apparent; specious; befitting; as, seeming friendship; seeming truth. [1913 Webster] My lord, you have lost a friend indeed; And I dare swear you borrow not that face Of seeming… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Seeming — Seem ing, n. 1. Appearance; show; semblance; fair appearance; speciousness. [1913 Webster] These keep Seeming and savor all the winter long. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Apprehension; judgment. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Nothing more clear unto… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 seeming — [sēm′iŋ] adj. that seems real, true, etc. without necessarily being so; apparent [her seeming anger] n. outward appearance; semblance seemingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 seeming — index apparent (presumptive), colorable (plausible), constructive (inferential), deceptive, ostensible …

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  • 5 seeming — (adj.) late 14c., prp. adjective from SEEM (Cf. seem). Seemingly in sense of to all appearances recorded from 1590s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 seeming — *apparent, illusory, ostensible Analogous words: *plausible, specious, credible: dissembling, disguising, masking, cloaking, camouflaging (see DISGUISE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 seeming — [adj] apparent appearing, illusive, illusory, ostensible, outward, professed, quasi , semblant, specious, surface; concepts 487,573 Ant. real, true …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 seeming — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ appearing to be real or true; apparent. DERIVATIVES seemingly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 seeming — [[t]si͟ːmɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n (vagueness) Seeming means appearing to be the case, but not necessarily the case. For example, if you talk about someone s seeming ability to do something, you mean that they appear to be able to do it, but you are not …

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  • 10 seeming — 1. adj. 1 apparent but perhaps not real (with seeming sincerity). 2 apparent only; ostensible (the seeming and the real; seeming virtuous). Derivatives: seemingly adv. 2. n. literary 1 appearance, aspect. 2 deceptive appearance …

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  • 11 seeming — /ˈsimɪŋ/ (say seeming) adjective 1. apparent; appearing to be such (whether truly or falsely): a seeming advantage. –noun 2. appearance, especially outward or deceptive appearance. –seemingly, adverb …

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  • 12 Seeming — Seem Seem (s[=e]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Seemed} (s[=e]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Seeming}.] [OE. semen to seem, to become, befit, AS. s[=e]man to satisfy, pacify; akin to Icel. s[ae]ma to honor, to bear with, conform to, s[ae]mr becoming, fit,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 seeming — I. noun Date: 15th century external appearance as distinguished from true character ; look II. adjective Date: circa 1557 outwardly or superficially evident but not true or real < the seeming immortality of our heroes > Synonyms: see apparent •… …

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  • 14 seeming — seemingly, adv. seemingness, n. /see ming/, adj. 1. apparent; appearing, whether truly or falsely, to be as specified: a seeming advantage. n. 2. appearance, esp. outward or deceptive appearance. [1300 50; ME semynge; see SEEM, ING2, ING1] Syn. 1 …

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  • 15 seeming — 1. adjective apparent 2. noun outward appearance And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting / On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; / And his eyes have all the seeming of a demons that is dreaming, / And… …

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  • 16 seeming — adj. Seeming is used with these nouns: ↑contradiction, ↑ease, ↑inability, ↑indifference, ↑lack, ↑paradox …

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  • 17 seeming — seem|ing [ˈsi:mıŋ] adj [only before noun] formal appearing to be something, especially when this is not actually true = ↑apparent ▪ a seeming piece of good luck, which later led to all kinds of trouble …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 seeming — seem|ing [ simıŋ ] adjective only before noun FORMAL appearing to be a particular thing or have a particular quality, even though this is probably not true: APPARENT: the seeming contradiction of Freidan s arguments …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 seeming — adjective apparent. ↘[in combination] giving the impression of having a specified quality: an angry seeming man. noun literary outward appearance, especially when deceptive or different from reality. Derivatives seemingly adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 seeming — adjective (only before noun) formal appearing to be something, especially when this is not actually true; apparently: It was a seeming piece of good luck which later led to all kinds of trouble …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English