Verisimilitude is the quality or state of appearing to be true or real. It refers to the believability or plausibility of something, especially in literature, art, or storytelling.

Interesting fact: The word “verisimilitude” comes from the Latin words “verus” meaning “true” and “similis” meaning “like.” It was first used in English in the late 16th century. Verisimilitude is often sought after in works of fiction to create a sense of authenticity and to engage the audience or readers.