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
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in 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.
    a lifelike portrait
    The robot was so lifelike, Jack could hardly tell it apart from his sister.

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