anthropomorphic

or an·thro·po·mor·phous

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

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. anthropology,
  2. anthropometer,
  3. anthropometric,
  4. anthropometrics,
  5. anthropometry,
  6. anthropomorphism,
  7. anthropomorphite,
  8. anthropomorphize,
  9. anthropomorphosis,
  10. anthropomorphous

Origin of anthropomorphic

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

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

Can be confusedanthropocentric anthropomorphic homocentric

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British Dictionary definitions for anthropomorphous

anthropomorphous

/ (ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfəs) /

adjective

shaped like a human being
another word for anthropomorphic
Derived Formsanthropomorphously, adverb

anthropomorphic

/ (ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to anthropomorphism
resembling the human form
Derived Formsanthropomorph, nounanthropomorphically, adverb

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