Naturalism vs Lifelike - What's the difference?
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.
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.
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.}}