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

Definition of godlike

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

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Other Words from godlike

godlikeness noun

Examples of godlike in a Sentence

the godlike splendor of creation

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For Mr Kim, the offer of a meeting as equals with the sitting president of the United States—external validation of his godlike status at home—was an unexpected and long-desired windfall. The Economist, "Dealing with North Korea, Trump puts showmanship first," 14 June 2018 In taking on the full power of a sun, at the risk of his life, in order to forge a weapon to defeat Thanos, Thor displays his full godlike potential. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "The Boundless Potential of Thor," 6 May 2018 Yoon Young-chan, Moon’s spokesman, said Kim acknowledged the poor road conditions in his country, a startling admission for a member of his ruling family, which is considered godlike and faultless among North Koreans. Choe Sang-hun, BostonGlobe.com, "North and South Korea set bold, but difficult, goals for peace," 28 Apr. 2018 Asperger and his colleagues had a godlike autonomy to determine a child’s worthiness to exist. Edith Sheffer, Time, "Asperger's Syndrome, the Nazi Regime and the Dangerous Power of Labeling People," 26 Apr. 2018 Ready to watch your favorite superheroes get slaughtered while someone who wants to end half of all life has godlike abilities? Graeme Mcmillan, WIRED, "5 Comics to Read Before You See Avengers: Infinity War," 24 Apr. 2018 Authoritarian leaders have long aspired to this godlike union of word and action. Colin Dickey, The New Republic, "Why Dictators Write," 22 Mar. 2018 In them the laws of our familiar world are broken: Mild-mannered students become godlike creatures, mutants walk among us and untold power is, in an instant, granted to the most downtrodden. Carvell Wallace, New York Times, "Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America," 12 Feb. 2018 The police quickly extinguished the fire to avoid angering the visitors, who accord Mr. Kim an almost godlike status. Amy Qin, New York Times, "Protecting an Olympics Held in North Korea’s Nuclear Shadow," 1 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of godlike

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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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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