like Christ; showing the spirit of Christ.

Origin of Christlike

First recorded in 1670–80; Christ + -like Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for christlike

Historical Examples of christlike

  • That is well and Christlike, if you suffer gladly—which you do not.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • People said he had learned renunciation and was the most Christlike man they had ever known.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • Virginity was praised as Christlike and taught in opposition to society and the family.


    William Graham Sumner

  • Sir,” was the meek and Christlike response, “have you done what you will do?

    The King's Daughters

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • That principle was a generous, unselfish, Christlike principle.

British Dictionary definitions for christlike



resembling or showing the spirit of Jesus Christ
Derived FormsChristlikeness, noun
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