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Adj.1.parrotlike - mechanically imitated or repeated without thought or understanding; "a mere parrotlike word-calling process"; "a voice quality sounding parrotlike"
imitative - marked by or given to imitation; "acting is an imitative art"; "man is an imitative being"
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(35) Much as been made by critics of Temple's "parrotlike answers" in the courtroom (286).
Researchers can describe the physical traits of the animals, which grow to be about 18 meters long with parrotlike beaks, sucker-studded tentacles and eyes bigger than a person's head.
It is being repeated with parrotlike docility in modern political discourse, and it is doing much to empty liberalism of any firm identity.
And conversely, one can express language without in the process doing any corresponding thinking--for example, someone who does not understand English can say in a parrotlike fashion, "It is a fine day," without thereby thinking of its being a fine day.