Lifelike vs Lifeless - What's the difference?

lifelike | lifeless |


As adjectives the difference between lifelike and lifeless

is that lifelike is like a living being, resembling life, giving an accurate representation, as, a lifelike portrait while lifeless is inanimate; having no life.

lifelike

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Like a living being, resembling life, giving an accurate representation, as, a lifelike portrait.
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    lifeless

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • inanimate; having no life
  • dead; having lost life
  • uninhabited, or incapable of supporting life
  • dull or lacking vitality
  • departed
  • Derived terms

    * lifelessness