Naturalism vs Lifelike - What's the difference?

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As a noun naturalism

is a state of nature; conformity to nature.

As an adjective lifelike is

like a living being, resembling life, giving an accurate representation, as, a lifelike portrait.

naturalism

Noun

  • A state of nature; conformity to nature.
  • The doctrine that denies a supernatural agency in the miracles and revelations recorded in the Bible, and in spiritual influences.
  • (philosophy) Any system of philosophy which refers the phenomena of nature as a blind force or forces acting necessarily or according to fixed laws, excluding origination or direction by a will.
  • (philosophy) A doctrine which denies a strong separation between scientific and philosophic methodologies and/or topics
  • (arts) A movement in theatre, film, and literature that seeks to replicate a believable everyday reality, as opposed to such movements as Romanticism or Surrealism, in which subjects may receive highly symbolic, idealistic, or even supernatural treatment.
  • naturism, social nudity.
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    lifelike

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    Adjective

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