or an·thro·po·mor·phous

[ an-thruh-puh-mawr-fik ]
/ ˌæn θrə pəˈmɔr fɪk /


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

First recorded in 1820–30; anthropo- + -morphic

Related forms

an·thro·po·mor·phi·cal·ly, an·thro·po·mor·phous·ly, adverb

Can be confused

anthropocentric anthropomorphic homocentric Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for anthropomorphic


/ (ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪk) /


of or relating to anthropomorphism
resembling the human form

Derived Forms

anthropomorph, nounanthropomorphically, adverb
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