from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Resembling or of the nature of a god or God; divine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the characteristics of a god.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling or befitting a god or God; divine; hence, preeminently good.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like God or a god in any respect; of divine quality; partaking of or exercising divine attributes; supremely excellent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. appropriate to or befitting a god
  • adj. being or having the nature of a god


god +‎ -like (Wiktionary)


  • "I hesitate to use the word 'godlike,' because it's a little strong, but he really is a mythical figure around here," said Ben Jones, a Penn State student who covers the football team for the blog

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  • Twisting convulsively, it rolled down into the road under our horses 'feet, -- and there this human form, which some call godlike, writhed and floundered like a severed worm, and disguised itself in blood and dust.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 27, January, 1860

  • I dare to assert that for a finite speck of pulsating jelly to feel godlike is a far more glorious feeling than for a god to feel godlike.

    Chapter 1 -- Foreword

  • I dare assert that for a finite speck of pulsating jelly to feel godlike is a far more glorious feeling than for a god to feel godlike.

    The Voyage of the "Snark"

  • Machinery is killing more and more of what we call the godlike in us. "

    The Great Hunger

  • I had witnessed an act of magnanimity it would not be impious to call godlike; I felt a need to know the outcome.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • Valentine calls a godlike angel, and of whom the rabbis said, "His name is like unto the name of his Master."

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03

  • My own conviction is, that if a man would but bend his energies to live, if he would but try to be a true, that is, a godlike man, in all his dealings with his fellows,


  • But if any one going, would call godlike Ajax, and king Idomeneus; for their ships are the farthest off, [343] and by no means near at hand.

    The Iliad of Homer (1873)

  • Those students who are still making comments online should be disabused of the thought that they are entertaining that they have a "godlike" status, and are somehow powerful, as they slander this victim.

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