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likeness

like·ness

likeness

pronunciation:
laIk nihs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition of looking like or being similar to someone or something else; similarity.
There was a strong likeness between the two brothers.
synonyms:
resemblance, similarity
antonyms:
unlikeness
definition 2: a picture or portrait.
She drew a likeness of President Kennedy.
synonyms:
icon, image, portrait
similar words:
bust, drawing, picture, representation, statue
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The word likeness contains the following part:
-ness Old English noun-forming suffix that means state or quality of
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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 ).