from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Resembling an ape.
- adj. Slavishly or foolishly imitative: "My own performances were apish imitations of Olivier's stirring cadences” ( Robert Brustein).
- adj. Silly; outlandish.
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- adj. Resembling or characteristic of an ape.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the qualities of an ape; prone to imitate in a servile manner. Hence: Apelike; fantastically silly; foppish; affected; trifling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the qualities of an ape; inclined to imitate in a servile manner; hence, foolishly foppish, affected, or trifling: as, apish manners.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being or given to servile imitation
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