Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a wraith; ghostly

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

  • adj. lacking in substance

Etymologies

wraith +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Startled by the wraithlike words, I stumbled back.

    Mercy Kill

  • She moved wraithlike, ducking beneath an arm, reeling back from another, and diving between its legs.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Praise be to their live bait alluring, their handsome, wraithlike bodies.

    heart death

  • For instance, in the middle of picture No. 45 stand two women in overcoats and hats with their arms linked, and on either side of the couple is a wraithlike image of a man in a three-piece suit, white shirt, tie and fedora.

    Candid Albums Of Strangers

  • Otis Rush, Bobby Blue Bland, Muddy Waters and Skip James get their due here as well, Waters with a nasty, slide guitar-laced version of "I Can't Be Satisfied," James with a wraithlike take of the Delta blues classic "Devil Got My Woman."

    Recordings: Gregg Allman's "Low Country Blues"

  • Mr. Heggie wrote some florid, high-register music for his only female singer, Talise Travigne, the coloratura soprano singing the trouser role of Pip, who went from a merry entertainer in Act I to a wraithlike lunatic in Act II.

    Taming the Whale

  • His St. Petersburg is another "Unreal City" whose wraithlike inhabitants leave hardly a smudge where they've passed.

    A Master of Technique

  • In almost direct contrast to his fur and his bulk was the wraithlike silver-skinned Kor in bright yellow robes sitting across from him.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • Two boys shadowed by a wraithlike old man arrive from an adjacent shanty to stand in the dimness.

    GIRL BY THE ROAD AT NIGHT

  • Witnesses report a terrible smell, glimpses of a wraithlike figure with enormous glowing eyes, and, in one remarkable report from a none-too-reliable source, the appearance of a large gray wolf upon a nearby rooftop.

    The Curse of the Wendigo

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