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likeness

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Synonyms and Antonyms of likeness

  1. 1 a two-dimensional design intended to look like a person or thing the wealthy businessman hired a leading artist to paint his likeness Synonyms of likeness icon (also ikon), illustration, image, pictureWords Related to likeness delineation, depiction, representation, resemblance, view; portrait; daub, drawing, finger painting; etching, silhouette, sketch, watercolor; caricature, cartoon, doodle; collage, montage, photograph; hieroglyph, hieroglyphic, ideogram, ideograph; pictograph; diagram

  2. 2 something or someone that strongly resembles another why, you're the very likeness of your mother! Synonyms of likeness alter ego, carbon, carbon copy, clone, counterpart, doppelgänger (or doppelganger), double, duplicate, duplication, facsimile, fetch, image, look-alike, match, mirror image, picture, replica, ringer, spit, spitting image, twinWords Related to likeness Chinese copy; effigy, portrait, portrayal; companion, fellow, mate; equal, equivalent; analogue (or analog), parallelNear Antonyms of likeness antithesis, converse, opposite, reverse

  3. 3 the quality or state of having many qualities in common the forgery was difficult to detect due to the pinpoint likeness it bore to the original Synonyms of likeness alikeness, community, comparability, correspondence, similarity, parallelism, resemblance, similitudeWords Related to likeness semblance; affinity, analogousness; equation, equivalence, equivalency, par, parity; identicalness, identity, sameness; correlation, relationship; exchangeability, interchangeability; accordance, agreement, compatibility, conformity, congruityNear Antonyms of likeness inequality; conflict, polarity; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness, nonconformity; differentiability, discriminability, distinguishability; anomalousness, dichotomy; disproportion, imbalance, inequality, nonequivalenceAntonyms of likeness difference, disagreement, discrepancy, disparateness, disparity, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distinctiveness, distinctness, unlikeness

Synonym Discussion of likeness

likeness, similarity, resemblance, similitude, analogy mean agreement or correspondence in details. likeness implies a closer correspondence than similarity which often implies that things are merely somewhat alike.
    • a remarkable likeness to his late father
    • some similarity between the two cases
resemblance implies similarity chiefly in appearance or external qualities.
    • statements that bear little resemblance to the truth
similitude applies chiefly to correspondence between abstractions.
    • two schools of social thought showing points of similitude
analogy implies likeness or parallelism in relations rather than in appearance or qualities.
    • pointed out analogies to past wars

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