Definition Of apish


of or resembling an ape in appearance.

Australopithecus had an apish cranium and a humanlike jaw

Example Of apish

  • At regular intervals, backbenchers apishly banged their desks to salute their leader or, in response to their opponents, broke into bursts of sarcastic laughter.

  • But the plot and its apish qualities ultimately aren't very important.

  • But why did women - and men, for that matter - lose the apish fur that covered most of our bodies to begin with?

  • Compared to our apish ancestors, which could run only short distances, we have a more balanced head, flatter face, and smaller teeth and nose.

  • Equally unsettling was the frequency with which Jeremy - middle-aged, fat and apishly hairy - removed his consistently ill-fitting shirt.

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