- having the qualities, appearance, or ways of an ape.
- slavishly imitative.
- foolishly affected; silly.
Origin of apish
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Examples from the Web for apish
This could not be relaxed, for he was full of the most apish tricks.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
To the west the apish Atlanteans are beginning the long climb upward.The Hyborian Age
Robert E. Howard
They got noisy, cheered every apish witticism of the lecturer—oh!A Lost Cause
Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Do you see how it imitates the divine in an apish sort of way?Carmen Ariza
Charles Francis Stocking
His neck and shoulders were brutal, like those of some apish god.The Man Who Was Thursday
G. K. Chesterton
- stupid; foolish
- resembling an ape
- slavishly imitative
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