Definitions

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  • adj. Similar to a monkey
  • adj. Similar to that of a monkey; as, a monkeylike skull, monkeylike curiosity
  • adv. In the manner of a monkey

Etymologies

monkey +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There were few left who even knew him by the name his shipmates had given him for his monkeylike propensity to swing through the sheets and lines.

    Aching for Always

  • She watched tall, pale elves, as thin as slivers of moonlight, glide across branches, and she saw monkeylike and catlike men and women scurry among them.

    Enchanted Ivy

  • He uttered a monkeylike hoot-hoot and let his arms dangle.

    Worldshaker

  • This proved to be true; she negotiated sideways through the door, beaming, a loaded tray in one hand, the other wrapped round Henri-Christian, who clung to her, monkeylike.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Écot flung herself at him, burying her face against his chest, slender limbs clinging to him monkeylike.

    Kushiel's Avatar

  • Claire Danes once told me, basking in the warm afterglow of monkeylike sexual congress, There will be those who are jealous of your enormous talent, emphasis on the enormous.

    Y.P.R.: Critics, Shmritics

  • Proconsul had monkeylike hands and feet, but it was not built for hanging in trees.

    The Source

  • It was at least twenty-seven meters deep, and only a creature with wings or monkeylike. climbing skills (or both) could have used it.

    Perseus Spur

  • She hopped from the railing and danced monkeylike up Cashel's mighty arm.

    Lord of the Isles

  • Cherry, over there "-- he nodded at a small, monkeylike figure who turned out to be a young woman with a cheerful, nut brown face, a thousand-watt smile, and reflexes like a cobra --" Cherry will get you out.

    Delta Search

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