or an·thro·pop·a·thism

[ an-thruh-pop-uh-thee ]
/ ˌæn θrəˈpɒp ə θi /


ascription of human passions or feelings to a being or beings not human, especially to a deity.


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Origin of anthropopathy

1640–50; < Medieval Latin anthrōpopatheia < Greek anthrōpopátheia humanness. See anthropo-, -pathy

OTHER WORDS FROM anthropopathy

an·thro·po·path·ic [an-thruh-puh-path-ik] /ˌæn θrə pəˈpæθ ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for anthropopathy



/ (ˌænθrəˈpɒpəθɪ) /


the attribution of human passions, etc, to a deity, object, etc

Derived forms of anthropopathy

anthropopathic (ˌænθrəpəˈpæθɪk), adjective
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