- Seeming Seem"ing, a.
Having a semblance, whether with or without reality;
apparent; specious; befitting; as, seeming friendship;
My lord, you have lost a friend indeed; And I dare swear you borrow not that face Of seeming sorrow, it is sure your own. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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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
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
seeming — index apparent (presumptive), colorable (plausible), constructive (inferential), deceptive, ostensible … Law dictionary
seeming — (adj.) late 14c., prp. adjective from SEEM (Cf. seem). Seemingly in sense of to all appearances recorded from 1590s … Etymology dictionary
seeming — *apparent, illusory, ostensible Analogous words: *plausible, specious, credible: dissembling, disguising, masking, cloaking, camouflaging (see DISGUISE) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
seeming — [adj] apparent appearing, illusive, illusory, ostensible, outward, professed, quasi , semblant, specious, surface; concepts 487,573 Ant. real, true … New thesaurus
seeming — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ appearing to be real or true; apparent. DERIVATIVES seemingly adverb … English terms dictionary
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 … English dictionary
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 … Useful english dictionary
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 … Australian English dictionary