noun \ˈlīk-nəs\

: a picture of a person

: the quality or state of being alike or similar especially in appearance

Full Definition of LIKENESS

:  copy, portrait
:  the quality or state of being like :  resemblance

Examples of LIKENESS

  1. a stamp bearing the likeness of a president
  2. There's some likeness between them.
  3. There's an uncanny likeness between them.

First Known Use of LIKENESS

before 12th century

Synonym Discussion of LIKENESS

likeness, similarity, resemblance, similitude, analogy mean agreement or correspondence in details. likeness implies a closer correspondence than similarity which often implies that things are merely somewhat alike <a remarkable likeness to his late father> <some similarity between the two cases>. resemblance implies similarity chiefly in appearance or external qualities <statements that bear little resemblance to the truth>. similitude applies chiefly to correspondence between abstractions <two schools of social thought showing points of similitude>. analogy implies likeness or parallelism in relations rather than in appearance or qualities <pointed out analogies to past wars>.


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