automatonlike

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

automaton +‎ -like

Adjective[edit]

automatonlike ‎(comparative more automatonlike, superlative most automatonlike)

  1. Like an automaton; robotic.
    • 2008 February 16, Alastair Macaulay, “Love’s Labors Tossed and Turned in a Survey of the Heart’s Hard Edges”[1], New York Times:
      There is further to go: Ms. Lowery’s lively head positions should be yet more elegant; Ms. Krohn is too automatonlike; and Ms. Reichlen at one point prolongs a preparation in an un-Balanchine way.