Word of the Week

simulacrum: noun, plural sim·u·la·cra [sim-yuhley-kruh] /ˌsɪm yəˈleɪ krə/.

  1. a slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance.
  2. an effigy, image, or representation:a simulacrum of Aphrodite.


  • Morality demands “the good,” and not a simulacrum or make-shift.
    Henry Jones
  • Indeed, I was not so much impressed by the reality as I had been by the simulacrum in my dream of sunrise in the moon. John Munroe

I ran across while reading Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer. I’m not sure the main character is that erudite that he’d actually know and use this highfalutin’ word.


“simulacrum.” (n.d.) Dictionary.com, Retrieved from https://www.dictionary.com/browse/simulacrum on March 28, 2019.