life + -like
lifelike (comparative more lifelike, superlative most lifelike)
- Like a living being, resembling life, giving an accurate representation
a lifelike portrait
The robot was so lifelike, Jack could hardly tell it apart from his sister.
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.
2018 July 25, A. A. Dowd, “Fallout may be the Most Breathlessly Intense Mission: Impossible Adventure Yet”, in The A.V. Club, archived from the original on 31 July 2018: But part of the movie’s nonstop fun is the way [Christopher] McQuarrie taps back into the genre’s (and this series’) games of subterfuge, misdirection, and indeterminate loyalties, beginning with the fiendishly clever rug-pull of its worst-case-scenario prologue and epitomized by the goofily irresistible sight of characters dramatically ripping off lifelike rubber masks.
Like a living being, resembling life