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Definition of "anthropopathism" [an•thro•pop•a•thism]

  • Attribution of human feelings to things not human, such as 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 "anthropopathism" in a sentence
  • "Moreover, when hate is attributed to God in scriptural translations, it is most likely an anthropopathism."
  • "In opposition to the anthropopathism of the Jewish Scriptures, the"
  • "The other basic hermeneutical aspect that he fails to understand is anthropomorphism and anthropopathism, whereby God represents Himself as having human emotions or various physical characteristics by analogy, so He could be understood."
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