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Having close resemblance; similar: The twins are as alike as two peas in a pod. Friends are generally alike in background and tastes.
In the same manner or to the same degree: They dress and walk alike.

[Middle English alich (influenced by Old Norse ālīkr), blend of ilich (from Old English gelīc) and anlich (from Old English onlīc); see līk- in Indo-European roots.]

a·like′ness n.


the state or quality of being similar
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alikeness - similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or thingsalikeness - similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things; "man created God in his own likeness"
similarity - the quality of being similar
comparability, compare, comparison, equivalence - qualities that are comparable; "no comparison between the two books"; "beyond compare"
mirror image, reflection, reflexion - a likeness in which left and right are reversed
naturalness - the likeness of a representation to the thing represented; "engineers strove to increase the naturalness of recorded music"
resemblance - similarity in appearance or external or superficial details
spitting image - a perfect likeness or counterpart


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The obvious connections of this episode to a cognate one of Guinevere and Launcelot in Malory are first, an underlying sexual dimension, existent and basic in Morte D'Arthur, non-existent but lurking in Morte D'Urban; second, the alikeness of Guinevere and Sally, Guinevere, believing Gawain's untrue tale that Elaine is Launcelot's love, considers herself a spurned woman and argues bitterly with Launcelot who departs in anger.
The paper (ShihabRahman,, 2014) proposes a new Weighted Keyword Based Semantic Similarity Measure for discovering the alikeness among the pages.