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.
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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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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." (21) For the critic who fully embraces the postmodern ethic, the purpose of criticism is to direct attention awav from the "permanent things" and toward the peculiar, the adversarial, and the alienated--in essence, as Lawrence had it, toward death itself.