Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Insect-like; having the nature or character of an insect; insectiform: as, insectile animals.
- n. An insect.
- adj. of, or pertaining to insects
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to, or having the nature of, insects.
“But how do you make an insectile creature sympathetic?”
“One destroyer shifted, its insectile head rotating toward him.”
“Although her turn as the evil, insectile model/designer in Zoolander was sheer bliss.”
“An unpleasant, insectile sound emanated from within: wings on metal and the susurrations and bombilations of an angry hive, a venomous swarm.”
“His father held the endcap until the strand had reeled in all of its slack before carefully guiding it into the still waiting insectile appliance.”
“The impossibly fast jet planes, shrieking down from the heavens, the dark, insectile shapes of the helicopters, they were all so far removed and so tiny as to be nearly abstract.”
“His usually unfathomable insectile eyes now seemed to glow with an eerie inner light.”
“The Starfleet officer who had piloted the shuttle, Ensign Gee/13/Blue, sat at the forward console, in a chair clearly modified to fit his segmented, insectile body.”
“His girlfriend is Lin, an artist and a Kepri a humanoid with a insectile head who "speaks" in sign language.”
“I had felt the insectile press of riders pushing in against reality from the Pleroma or Next Door or whatever we called the abstract spiritual place they called home.”
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