[ krahyst-lahyk ]

  1. like Christ; showing the spirit of Christ.

Origin of Christlike

First recorded in 1670–80; Christ + -like

Words Nearby Christlike Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Christlike in a sentence

  • The Matrix was a metaphor for many things—die-hards are still debating what, exactly, it all means—but like Superman and Harry Potter and many other popular heroes, Neo is a Christlike figure who must sacrifice himself for the greater good.

  • But he was not more Christlike than Wagner when he realised his soul in music; or than Shelley, when he realised his soul in song.

    The Soul of Man | Oscar Wilde
  • But it was a love which was willing to forego self to the utmost, and what love could be richer, more Christlike, than that?

    The Little Missis | Charlotte Skinner
  • I called myself a Christian, but my conduct was utterly un-Christlike.

    Niece Catherine | Mary Hampden
  • We adore One who is Christlike love, and we will serve no other.

    Some Christian Convictions | Henry Sloane Coffin

British Dictionary definitions for Christlike


/ (ˈkraɪstˌlaɪk) /

  1. resembling or showing the spirit of Jesus Christ

Derived forms of Christlike

  • Christlikeness, noun

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