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|part of speech:
||the condition of looking like or being similar to someone or something else; similarity.
There was a strong likeness between the two brothers.
- resemblance, similarity
||a picture or portrait.
She drew a likeness of President Kennedy.
- icon, image, portrait
- similar words:
- bust, drawing, picture, representation, statue
||comparison, double, duplicate, image, miniature, portrait
The word likeness
contains the following part:
that means state or quality of
More about this word part:
The suffix -ness
is attached to adjectives to form nouns. It is fully productive, meaning that any word that combines an adjective and the suffix -ness
is an allowable English noun. In a small set of cases, it is attached to a verb (forgiveness) or a noun (witness