creaturely

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

creature +‎ -ly

Adjective[edit]

creaturely ‎(comparative more creaturely, superlative most creaturely)

  1. Characteristic of or suitable to a creature, often specifically a non-human animal
    • 2007 March 5, Claudia La Rocco, “Infernal Shades, Apparitions at Dusk, Spirits Who Tango”[1], New York Times:
      Bracketed by two roiling group passages, smaller dances slink by, marked by much creaturely creeping and carnivorous eroticism.

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