anthropoidal


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an·thro·poid

 (ăn′thrə-poid′)
adj.
1. Of or belonging to the primate suborder Anthropoidea, which consists of the New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, and apes including humans.
2. Resembling a human, especially in shape or outward appearance.
3. Resembling or characteristic of a nonhuman ape; apelike: an anthropoid forehead.
n.
A primate of the suborder Anthropoidea.

an′thro·poi′dal (-poid′l) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anthropoidal - resembling apesanthropoidal - resembling apes      
nonhuman - not human; not belonging to or produced by or appropriate to human beings; "nonhuman primates such as chimpanzees"
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Thus, these critics find him mired in Homeric, or at least man-in-the-street, Hellenic, conceptions of anthropoidal divinities' interference.
The ruling ethos reflects a descent into instinctual drives in which literature focuses not on beauty and truth but on "the dark, the equivocal, the depraved, the enigmatic, the anthropoidal, the sensational.