close, great, marked, remarkable, striking, strong
eerie (esp. AmE), uncanny

She has an uncanny resemblance to her sister.

faint, passing, slight, superficial

two actors bearing little resemblance to each other

bear, have, show

The story of the movie bears more than a passing resemblance to ‘Tom Sawyer’.

note, notice, see

I can see the family resemblance.


They are both called Brad, but there the resemblance ends (= they are not similar to each other in any other way).

resemblance between

There is a close resemblance between her and her daughter.

resemblance to

Crocodiles still have a strong resemblance to their ancestors.

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