Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling an insect in any of various attributes such as form, behavior, or sound

Etymologies

insect +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The massing of the 130,000-square-foot Sunset Park Materials Recycling Facility, largely corrugated metal and galvanized steel, has, from certain angles, an insectlike grace to it.

    Cans, Bottles, Opera House

  • She was named after a character in Doctor Who --- Chantho was an insectlike alien female who began every sentence with 'chan' and ended it with 'tho'.

    Kitten Chantho dies

  • Three jumbo scoreboards showed the action: an emerald land with icy orbs, vaguely insectlike predators and plenty of gunfire.

    In Korea, popularity of Internet gaming prompts move to curb usage

  • I started having this recurring dream that there was a hovering, insectlike jackal in my bedroom.

    Sleepwalk With Me

  • This was inhuman, almost insectlike movement, light and weightless.

    Delta Anomaly

  • Its six insectlike feet skidded along the cobblestones, making a sound like sabers dragged along a brick wall.

    Behemoth

  • That released the others to whisper among themselves, or stretch out on their mattresses, or close their eyes and wait, insectlike.

    Raven Speak

  • The machine detected her approach at the last moment, insectlike metal claws reaching out toward the white-hot board.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • Some suspect the insectlike drones are high-tech surveillance tools, perhaps deployed by the Department of Homeland Security.

    Scientifiction

  • The most evil beings in the Lore were gathered around it, dozens of breedsthe Neoptera, winged insectlike humanoids, the Alchemists, eternally old men with long, straggly green beards, the Cerunnos, ram-headed snakes.

    Kiss of a Demon King

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