- ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human, especially to a deity.
- resembling or made to resemble a human form: an anthropomorphic carving.
Origin of anthropomorphic
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Examples from the Web for anthropomorphous
You see how searchingly and co-ordinately interdependent and anthropomorphous it all is.The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The orang-outang is the most anthropomorphous of the ape tribe, all of which are strictly frugivorous.A Vindication of Natural Diet.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The ourang-outang is the most anthropomorphous of the ape tribe, all of which are strictly frugivorous.Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages
William Andrus Alcott
Among the few species already detected, two at least belong to the anthropomorphous class.The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man
The same remark is applicable to the tailless condition of man; for the tail is absent in all the anthropomorphous apes.
- shaped like a human being
- another word for anthropomorphic
- of or relating to anthropomorphism
- resembling the human form
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Word Origin and History for anthropomorphous
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