god·​like | \ ˈgäd-ˌlīk How to pronounce godlike (audio) \

Definition of godlike

: resembling or having the qualities of God or a god : divine

Other Words from godlike

godlikeness noun

Examples of godlike in a Sentence

the godlike splendor of creation
Recent Examples on the Web People are impressed by his razor-sharp intuition, thinking that his reasoning ability and efficiency are godlike. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 16 May 2022 The first title presented him as an almost godlike figure, standing far above mere mortals. Grayson Quay, The Week, 7 Apr. 2022 The cult of personality surrounding Musk, coupled with the nature of Starlink’s high-flying operations, cast the SpaceX CEO as an almost godlike figure—our great internet savior, making Wi-Fi rain down from the sky. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 28 Feb. 2022 The century of the Method’s rise saw a theater culture in which directors and instructors became godlike figures, irrefutable prophets with access to the actor’s whole psyche. Jordan Kisner, The Atlantic, 1 Feb. 2022 Not golden or godlike, like say Zep’s Robert Plant. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 12 Jan. 2022 The fictional Namgoong perhaps figures as Bong’s alter ego: the absent, godlike designer of the drama and chaos unfolding on-screen. Ed Park, The New York Review of Books, 23 Apr. 2020 This is a market in which one entity has a godlike view of everything that is happening, and everyone else is in the dark. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 28 July 2020 Part of holding onto power involves the cultivation of a cult of personality that paints the family as godlike figures who dominates daily life. Fox News, 28 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of godlike

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Godlike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/godlike. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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god·​like | \ ˈgäd-ˌlīk How to pronounce godlike (audio) \

Kids Definition of godlike

: like or suitable for God or a god

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