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[god-lahyk] /ˈgɒdˌlaɪk/
like or befitting God or a god; divine.
Origin of godlike
1505-15; God + -like
Related forms
godlikeness, noun
ungodlike, adjective Unabridged
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  • The tears came into her eyes; I understood her to say it was godlike.

    Dr. Breen's Practice William Dean Howells
  • No vulgar emotion ever deformed the godlike tranquility of his soul.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • Titokowaru was safe in his bush retreat in the Ngatimaru Country, his last battle fought, his once godlike mana in the dust.

  • By it we obtain our highest nobility—the godlike power of saving men.

  • So leave me—leave me, as you are great and godlike, before the anguish kills me.

    Kophetua the Thirteenth Julian Corbett
  • It is ancient Greek,—the godlike tongue of an immortal race.

    A Day's Ride Charles James Lever
  • Their high ancestry, their own great and godlike qualities and actions, should be recounted with the most exaggerated description.

British Dictionary definitions for godlike


resembling or befitting a god or God; divine
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Word Origin and History for godlike

1510s, from god + -like.

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