likening

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Verb[edit]

likening

  1. present participle of liken

Noun[edit]

likening (plural likenings)

  1. The act by which things are likened; a comparison.
    • 1841, The Ladies' Repository (volume 1, page 289)
      I sometimes, in musing mood, find myself making spontaneous likenings of inanimate to animate nature, comparing the qualities of things to the qualities of men []