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Definition of "anthropomorphism" []

  • Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anthropomorphism" in a sentence
  • "The secret to the charm of her anthropomorphism is the precision of her knowledge of the responses of the creature in movement and emotion."
  • "But "anthropomorphism" is not just a trope but an identification on the level of substance."
  • "Why do we say never to indulge in anthropomorphism?"