anthropomorphist

anthropomorphism

[an-thruh-puh-mawr-fiz-uhm]
noun
an anthropomorphic conception or representation, as of a deity.

Origin:
1745–55; anthropo- + -morphism

anthropomorphist, noun
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anthropomorphism (ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪzəm)
 
n
the attribution of human form or behaviour to a deity, animal, etc
 
anthropo'morphist
 
n

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anthropomorphism
1753, "attributing of human qualities to a deity" (see anthropomorphic). Of other non-human things, from 1858. Related: Anthropomorphize (1845).
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anthropomorphism an·thro·po·mor·phism (ān'thrə-pə-môr'fĭz'əm)
n.
The attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to nonhuman organisms or inanimate objects.


an'thro·po·mor'phic adj.
an'thro·po·mor'phi·cal·ly adv.
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anthropomorphism definition


(an-thruh-puh-mawr-fiz-uhm) The attributing of human characteristics and purposes to inanimate objects, animals, plants, or other natural phenomena, or to God. To describe a rushing river as “angry” is to anthropomorphize it.

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