Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who attributes human form or qualities to beings other than man; especially, one who in thought or speech invests the Deity with human form and attributes; an anthropomorphite.
- n. One who anthropomorphizes.
- n. religion One who attributes the human form or other human attributes to God.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who attributes the human form or other human attributes to the Deity or to anything not human.
- anthropomorphism + -ist (Wiktionary)
“When we look more closely, we see that cats do not in fact torture their mice (only an "anthropomorphist" could make such a self-incriminating transference) but, rather, are fascinated by rapid movement and lose interest only when it ceases.”
“The 'catastrophic consequences' that we coarse bloggers are concerned with emanate from the anthropomorphist phenomenon of recycled bovine excrement being regurgitated from the mouths of lobbyists for further ingestion by the credulous; to influence them into supporting the vested interests of some very wicked ideologues.”
“Of course I was an anthropomorphist, and read a great deal of human nature into them; otherwise it wouldn't have been such fun.”
“The religious man is by necessity an anthropomorphist.”
“It's not enough that those knuckleheads in Chicago and those sensitivos in California want to waste their time on the foie issue and the Whole Foods people figured out a cool marketing tool in playing to our arrogant anthropomorphist inclinations-giving lobsters spa treatment so we feel better about driving a knife through their skull.”
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