Definition of similitude in English:


Pronunciation /siˈmiləˌt(y)o͞od/ /sɪˈmɪləˌt(j)ud/


  • 1The quality or state of being similar to something.

    ‘Conrad uses a range of constructions which express or imply similitude’
    • ‘there is a striking similitude between the brother and sister’
    resemblance, similarity, likeness, sameness, similar nature, comparability, correspondence, comparison, analogy, parallel, parallelism, equivalence
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    1. 1.1archaic A comparison between two things.
      resemblance, likeness, similarity, similitude, correspondence, correlation, parallel, parity, symmetry, equivalence, comparability, analogy
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    2. 1.2archaic A person or thing resembling someone or something else.
      double, living image, replica, lookalike, clone, copy, reproduction, twin, duplicate, exact likeness, facsimile, counterpart, mirror image
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Late Middle English from Old French, from Latin similitudo, from similis ‘like’.