seem·ing / ˈsēming/ • adj. appearing to be real or true, but not necessarily being so; apparent: Ellen's seeming indifference to the woman's fate. ∎ [in comb.] giving the impression of having a specified quality: an angry-seeming man.• n. poetic/lit. the outward appearance or aspect of someone or something, esp. when considered as deceptive or as distinguished from reality: that dissidence between inward reality and outward seeming.