god·​like ˈgäd-ˌlīk How to pronounce godlike (audio)
: resembling or having the qualities of God or a god : divine
godlikeness noun

Examples of godlike in a Sentence

the godlike splendor of creation
Recent Examples on the Web Mongolia, after winning independence from Qing China in 1911, began those early decades of the 20th century as a feudal theocracy with a godlike figure, akin to the Dalai Lama, called the Bogd Khan at its helm, overseeing around 80,000 monks. Aatish Taseer, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2023 Invariably, when the misconduct is laid bare, the desire to feel omniscient in a relationship, or exercise godlike power over a complete stranger, tops the list of determinants IDed by investigators. WIRED, 24 Oct. 2023 Rather, there was something theatrical, something almost godlike about it. Rachel Cusk, Harper's Magazine, 10 Sep. 2023 At night this godlike figure would be sealed off from the rest of us by a black velvet curtain. Rachel Cusk, Harper's Magazine, 20 Sep. 2023 The statue features a godlike Lincoln astride a kneeling, formerly enslaved man in a loincloth — his servile gratitude could not be more apparent. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2023 The endpoint of this intelligence explosion could be a superintelligence: a godlike AI that outsmarts us the way humans often outsmart insects. Time, 20 July 2023 Chris Hemsworth has got into increasingly godlike shape for each of his appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the last decade, culminating in the Australian actor putting on the greatest amount of muscle mass of his career for 2022's Thor: Love and Thunder. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 25 July 2023 In an interview with the New York Times, Gerwig responded to an interpretation of the scene that Roth’s character is a godlike figure guiding Robbie’s Barbie on her journey of self-discovery in the real world. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 24 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of godlike was before the 12th century

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“Godlike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/godlike. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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