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
Recent Examples on the Web The story follows a godlike entity known variously as Dream, Morpheus and Oneiros, who seeks to rebuild his kingdom after being held prisoner for decades. Michael Schaub, latimes.com, "Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’ reportedly headed to the small screen," 1 July 2019 Freeman takes a godlike vantage point to narrate Chappelle walking alone through the desert. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Dave Chappelle reveals fifth Netflix comedy special with help from Morgan Freeman," 15 Aug. 2019 This country’s great error has been to separate these domains from each other, investing big business with the godlike power that really belongs in the hands of experts who respect their animals—like Hatidze. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Honeyland Is a Stinging Allegory for Man-Made Disaster," 9 Aug. 2019 The keynote was a sort of inside-out narcissism: artists’ self-absorption as a publicly engulfing phenomenon, under the godlike aegis of Harald Szeemann. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, "Harald Szeemann’s Revolutionary Curating," 15 July 2019 Who, or what, is the godlike entity that may have created a simulated universe? Dan Falk, NBC News, "Are we living in a simulated universe? Here's what scientists say.," 6 July 2019 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

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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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