This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly meme is a great way of improving your vocabulary. As a lover of words, how could I not join in? If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post.
Here’s my WOW for this week:
Part of Speech
(adverb: anthropomorphically; noun: anthropomorphism; noun: anthropomorphist)
1) ascribing human form or attributes to a non-human being (i.e. a deity or animal)
2) ascribing human characteristics to a nonhuman thing (i.e. a carving)
early 19th century: from Greek anthrōpomorphos
Use in a sentence
1) As an anthropomorphic representation of human fears the figure of Death strides through world mythology in many guises.
2) With its humanoid shape a gingerbread man biscuit is an anthropomorphic representation with which children can identify.
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