Definition of lifelike in English:



  • Very similar to the person or thing represented.

    ‘the artist had etched a lifelike horse’
    • ‘I don't want to speak for him, but I do believe that in a way he feels like that's not necessarily a lifelike thing.’
    • ‘If an android become too realistic and lifelike, suddenly people were repelled and disgusted.’
    • ‘The figures are always startlingly lifelike, yet never precisely to scale and always altered in some way.’
    • ‘He seems mostly to be running (he was one of the most hunted) and his curved horns are often detailed with lifelike ribbing.’
    • ‘The characters aren't very lifelike and the game is beginning to drag.’
    • ‘It's a very accurate and lifelike representation, and it belies its shoestring budget.’
    • ‘The greens of the lawns and the grays of the stone walls were vivid and lifelike.’
    • ‘The paintings, done with a mixture of animal fat, ochre and blood, are of people and animals, about five inches tall and extremely lifelike.’
    • ‘The arm, now on display at the Museum of London, is lifelike with realistic knuckles, veins and fingernails.’
    • ‘Contrast is especially strong and colors are lifelike and natural looking.’
    • ‘On the plus side, fleshtones are rather pleasant, appearing lifelike and natural.’
    • ‘In a week's time, he turned two large pieces of wood into detailed, lifelike recreations based on a photo.’
    • ‘It's all a natural progression for the character to be more lifelike and to have a level of understanding of her environment.’
    • ‘Walpole inaugurated the tradition in the hope that the lifelike solidity of realism might be reconciled with the imaginative range of romance.’
    • ‘Every day when he is not landscaping gardens for the island's wealthy, he fashions lifelike works of art much to the curiosity of admiring visitors.’
    • ‘Another act of remembrance was the commissioning of detailed, lifelike, and convincing portraits of their ancestors.’
    • ‘Blacks are deep, with no sign of breakup or shimmer, and skin tones are both natural and lifelike.’
    • ‘The high definition signal represents images that are as crystal clear and lifelike as possible.’
    • ‘Eyes, animated by carefully placed lashes and highlights, are convincingly lifelike.’
    • ‘The roses were carved to such lifelike details; the thorns seemed as if they could draw blood.’
    realistic, true to life, representational, faithful, authentic, exact, precise, detailed, vivid, graphic, natural, naturalistic, convincing, undistorted
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