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likeness

like·ness

likeness

 
pronunciation:
laIk nihs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition or quality of resembling, representing, or being similar; similarity.
There is an obvious likeness between her first two novels.That portrait is amazing in its likeness of you.
synonyms:
resemblance, similarity, similitude
antonyms:
dissimilarity, unlikeness
similar words:
affinity, identity, sameness, semblance
definition 2: a picture, portrait, or other representation.
A likeness of the colonel hung on the wall in the dining room.He offered to paint her likeness.
synonyms:
icon, image, portrait, simulacrum
similar words:
bust, caricature, drawing, effigy, picture, portrayal, representation, statue
definition 3: the semblance of something; exact appearance.
The goddess took on the likeness of a human.
synonyms:
double, duplicate, image, look-alike, match, ringer, spitting image, twin
similar words:
clone, facsimile, replica, reproduction
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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 ).