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.
Like a living being, resembling life, giving an accurate representation, as, a lifelike portrait.
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=The stories did not seem to me to touch life. […] They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like
as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.}}
inanimate; having no life
dead; having lost life
uninhabited, or incapable of supporting life
dull or lacking vitality