-like


a suffixal use of like1 in the formation of adjectives (childlike; lifelike), sometimes hyphenated.

Nearby words

  1. -le,
  2. -lent,
  3. -lepsy,
  4. -less,
  5. -let,
  6. -ling,
  7. -lings,
  8. -lipped,
  9. -lite,
  10. -lith

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British Dictionary definitions for -like

-like

suffix forming adjectives

resembling or similar tolifelike; springlike
having the characteristics ofchildlike; ladylike

Word Origin for -like

from like 1 (prep)

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