catlike

adjective or adverb
cat·​like | \ ˈkat-ˌlīk How to pronounce catlike (audio) \

Definition of catlike

: resembling a cat especially : stealthy with catlike tread, upon our prey we steal — W. S. Gilbert

Examples of catlike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And then Twig is very catlike, very aloof, very strange, very complicated. Jen Chaney, Vulture, 31 May 2021 As the bitchy, bleach-blonde ingénue Claire Woods, Samara Weaving continues her streak of being an edgier, icier, more catlike doppelganger for her fellow countrywoman Margot Robbie. Philippa Snow, The New Republic, 1 May 2020 The others aren’t in view but appear to be standing a few feet back, relying on the extra distance and their catlike reflexes. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, 6 June 2017 That disease was ultimately traced to a coronavirus that jumped from bats to Asian palm civets, a catlike creature prized as a delicacy in southern China, and then to humans involved in the wildlife trade there. Steven Lee Myers, New York Times, 25 Jan. 2020 That disease was ultimately traced to a coronavirus that jumped from bats to Asian palm civets, a catlike creature prized as a delicacy in southern China, and then to humans involved in the wildlife trade there. Steven Lee Myers, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Jan. 2020 Less noticed is that Donald Trump has a catlike sense for the deep cultural unease this post-Obama coalition creates among many millions of voters. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, 12 June 2019 Though the couch carnage has yet to be remedied, Rose says the cameras give her a sense of security, and Rocco’s other antics, such as catlike perching on the back of the sofa, provide a chuckle for her and her friends. Laura Daily, Washington Post, 27 Aug. 2019 Trish, officially powered by catlike abilities, has become a coldblooded killer with the kind of self righteousness that would make Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) proud. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of catlike

1554, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of catlike was in 1554

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“Catlike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catlike. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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