Definition of lifelike in US English:



  • Very similar to the person or thing represented.

    ‘an etching of a lifelike horse’
    • ‘Eyes, animated by carefully placed lashes and highlights, are convincingly 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.’
    • ‘Another act of remembrance was the commissioning of detailed, lifelike, and convincing portraits of their ancestors.’
    • ‘Contrast is especially strong and colors are lifelike and natural looking.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If an android become too realistic and lifelike, suddenly people were repelled and disgusted.’
    • ‘The high definition signal represents images that are as crystal clear and lifelike as possible.’
    • ‘The roses were carved to such lifelike details; the thorns seemed as if they could draw blood.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Walpole inaugurated the tradition in the hope that the lifelike solidity of realism might be reconciled with the imaginative range of romance.’
    • ‘The arm, now on display at the Museum of London, is lifelike with realistic knuckles, veins and fingernails.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The figures are always startlingly lifelike, yet never precisely to scale and always altered in some way.’
    • ‘Blacks are deep, with no sign of breakup or shimmer, and skin tones are both natural and lifelike.’
    • ‘It's all a natural progression for the character to be more lifelike and to have a level of understanding of her environment.’
    • ‘On the plus side, fleshtones are rather pleasant, appearing lifelike and natural.’
    • ‘He seems mostly to be running (he was one of the most hunted) and his curved horns are often detailed with lifelike ribbing.’
    • ‘In a week's time, he turned two large pieces of wood into detailed, lifelike recreations based on a photo.’
    • ‘The greens of the lawns and the grays of the stone walls were vivid and lifelike.’
    realistic, true to life, representational, faithful, authentic, exact, precise, detailed, vivid, graphic, natural, naturalistic, convincing, undistorted
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