or an·thro·po·mor·phous



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

Examples from the Web for anthropomorphous

British Dictionary definitions for anthropomorphous



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



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

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Word Origin and History for anthropomorphous
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