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anthropopathism

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noun an·thro·po·pa·thism \ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈpä-pə-ˌthi-zəm, -pō-ˈpa-ˌthi-\

Definition of anthropopathism

  1. :  the ascription of human feelings to something not human



Origin and Etymology of anthropopathism

Late Greek anthrōpopatheia humanity, from Greek anthrōpopathēs having human feelings, from anthrōp- + pathos experience — more at pathos


First Known Use: 1847


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