anthropomorphic


an·thro·po·mor·phic

adjective \ˌan(t)-thrə-pə-ˈmr-fik\

: described or thought of as being like human beings in appearance, behavior, etc.

: considering animals, objects, etc., as having human qualities

Full Definition of ANTHROPOMORPHIC

1
:  described or thought of as having a human form or human attributes <anthropomorphic deities>
2
:  ascribing human characteristics to nonhuman things <anthropomorphic supernaturalism>
an·thro·po·mor·phi·cal·ly \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of ANTHROPOMORPHIC

  1. a story in which the characters are anthropomorphic animals

Origin of ANTHROPOMORPHIC

Late Latin anthropomorphus of human form, from Greek anthrōpomorphos, from anthrōp- + -morphos -morphous
First Known Use: 1827

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