from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The attribution of human emotions or characteristics to inanimate objects or to nature; for example, angry clouds; a cruel wind.
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- noun An error in
logical argumentationwhich consistsin treating inanimateobjects or concepts as if they were humanbeings, for instance having thoughts or feelings.
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- noun the fallacy of attributing human feelings to inanimate objects; `the friendly sun' is an example of the pathetic fallacy
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