lifelike

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Etymology[edit]

life +‎ -like

Adjective[edit]

lifelike (comparative more lifelike, superlative most lifelike)

  1. Like a living being, resembling life, giving an accurate representation, as, a lifelike portrait.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, The Celebrity:
      The stories did not seem to me to touch life. […] They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.
    The robot was so lifelike, Jack could hardly tell it apart from his sister.

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