[ an-thruh-puh-mawr-fik ]
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  1. ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human, especially to a deity: Much has been written on the anthropomorphic qualities of the God of the Hebrew Scriptures.Children especially love anthropomorphic tales where talking animal friends have exciting adventures.

  2. resembling or made to resemble a human form: an anthropomorphic carving.

Origin of anthropomorphic

First recorded in 1820–30; anthropo- + -morphic
  • Also an·thro·po·mor·phous [an-thruh-puh-mawr-fuhs] /ˌæn θrə pəˈmɔr fəs/ .

Other words from anthropomorphic

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

Words that may be confused with anthropomorphic

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How to use anthropomorphic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for anthropomorphic


/ (ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪk) /

  1. of or relating to anthropomorphism

  2. resembling the human form

Derived forms of anthropomorphic

  • anthropomorph, noun
  • anthropomorphically, adverb

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