from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Attribution of human feelings to things not human, such as inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.
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- n. anthropopathy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The ascription of human feelings or passions to God, or to a polytheistic deity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The ascription of human passions to supernatural beings, especially to the Supreme Being. Also called anthropopathy.
- n. An expression containing or implying such ascription.
Late Greek anthrōpopathēs, involved in human suffering (from Greek, having human feelings, from anthrōpopathein, to have human feelings : anthrōpo-, anthropo- + pathos, feeling; see pathos) + -ism.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)