lifelike

[lahyf-lahyk]
adjective
resembling or simulating real life: a lifelike portrait.

Origin:
1605–15; life + -like

lifelikeness, noun
unlifelike, adjective
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lifelike (ˈlaɪfˌlaɪk)
 
adj
closely resembling or representing life
 
'lifelikeness
 
n

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lifelike
1610s, "likely to live," from life + like (adj.). Meaning "exactly like the living original" is from 1725.
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Example sentences
Both tried to replicate real human faces with lifelike expressions.
Sculptors and artists designed lifelike masks for gravely wounded soldiers.
It dawned on him that he wanted to work with adult characters in lifelike
  relationships.
Her left eye, the only one visible in the profile, had a lifelike translucency.
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