an anthropomorphic conception or representation, as of a deity.
- an·thro·po·mor·phist, noun
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How to use anthropomorphism in a sentence
Ball’s exploration of the minds of others negotiates this path between solipsism—the skeptical philosophical position that none of us can know anything beyond our own mind—and anthropomorphism, which naively projects our own qualities onto nonhumans.
Directed by Drew Xanthopoulos, Fathom portrays humpbacks and other whales as complex, highly social beings without overstated anthropomorphism.‘Fathom’ seeks to unravel humpback whales’ soulful songs | Jake Buehler | June 22, 2021 | Science News
In anthropomorphism there are many errors, but there is one truth.Theism or Atheism | Chapman Cohen
Its anthropomorphism is only, to unobservant minds, less apparent.Theism or Atheism | Chapman Cohen
In contrast with these childish pieces of anthropomorphism, we have the famous and sublime speculations of an often-quoted hymn.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 | Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for anthropomorphism
the attribution of human form or behaviour to a deity, animal, etc
- anthropomorphist, noun
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Cultural definitions for anthropomorphism
The attributing of human characteristics and purposes to inanimate objects, animals, plants, or other natural phenomena, or to God. To describe a rushing river as “angry” is to anthropomorphize it.
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