Etymology
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lifelike (adj.)

1610s, "likely to live," from life (n.) + like (adj.). Meaning "exactly like the living original" is from 1725.

updated on November 07, 2012

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Definitions of lifelike from WordNet

lifelike (adj.)
evoking lifelike images within the mind;
a lifelike portrait
Synonyms: graphic / pictorial / vivid
lifelike (adj.)
free from artificiality;
a lifelike pose
Synonyms: natural
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.