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ape +‎ -like


apelike ‎(comparative more apelike, superlative most apelike)

  1. Similar to an ape in appearance or movement.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 4, chapter V, Permanence
      The Nomad has his very house set on wheels; the Nomad, and in a still higher degree the Ape, are all for “liberty;” the privilege to flit continually is indispensable for them. Alas, in how many ways, does our humour, in this swift-rolling self-abrading Time, shew itself nomadic, apelike; mournful enough to him that looks on it with eyes!
  2. Given to servile imitation.