Likeness and Similarity


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Likeness noun – The quality or state of having many qualities in common.
Usage example: the forgery was difficult to detect due to the pinpoint likeness it bore to the original

Similarity is a synonym for likeness in resemblance topic. In some cases you can use "Similarity" instead a noun "Likeness", when it comes to topics like affinity, same, something that corresponds. popular alternative
Nearby Words: like, liken
Synonyms for Likeness


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Similarity noun – The quality or state of having many qualities in common.
Usage example: the similarity between the two essays is too great to be coincidental—one author virtually copied the other

Likeness is a synonym for similarity in resemblance topic. You can use "Likeness" instead a noun "Similarity", if it concerns topics such as affinity, same. popular alternative
Nearby Words: similar, similarly, similitude, simile
Synonyms for Similarity

How words are described

physical physical likeness physical similarity
direct direct likeness direct similarity
obvious obvious likeness obvious similarity
visible visible likeness visible similarity
Other adjectives: strong, distinct, real, great, remarkable, striking, stunning, passing, ridiculous, eerie, uncanny, strange, visual.

Both words in one sentence

  • Screwed by the Lawyers The US release of The Tick animated series is missing one episode each in the two seasons released so far; due to a prominent minor character bearing a strong similarity to a well-known celebrity, and Buena Vista not wanting to spend the money to secure the likeness rights.
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