true to life

Definition of true to life

  1. :  realistic and natural The author presents the characters in a way that feels very true to life.

Word by Word Definitions

trueplay
  1. :  being in accordance with the actual state of affairs

    :  conformable to an essential reality

    :  fully realized or fulfilled

  1. :  in accordance with fact or reality

    :  without deviation

    :  without variation from type

  1. :  truth, reality

  1. :  to make level, square, balanced, or concentric :  bring or restore to a desired mechanical accuracy or form

lifeplay
  1. :  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

    :  a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

    :  an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model


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