like or befitting God or a god; divine.

Origin of godlike

First recorded in 1505–15; God + -like
Related formsgod·like·ness, nounun·god·like, adjective
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Related Words for godlike

celestial, holy, supernatural

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Contemporary Examples of godlike

Historical Examples of godlike

  • To his mind this was power unusual, power inconceivable and beyond the natural, power that was godlike.

    White Fang

    Jack London

  • No vulgar emotion ever deformed the godlike tranquility of his soul.


    William Godwin

  • By it we obtain our highest nobility—the Godlike power of saving men.

  • It is ancient Greek,—the godlike tongue of an immortal race.

    A Day's Ride

    Charles James Lever

  • So saying, he led on, and the godlike hero followed with him.

British Dictionary definitions for godlike



resembling or befitting a god or God; divine
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Word Origin and History for godlike

1510s, from god + -like.

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