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frog +‎ -like.


  • Hyphenation: frog‧like


froglike (comparative more froglike, superlative most froglike)

  1. Similar to a frog (amphibian), or to a characteristic of a frog.
    • 1926, D. H. Lawrence, The Plumed Serpent, New York: Vintage, 1955, Chapter 19, p. 316,
      Though it was not far to Jamiltepec, once outside the village, the chauffeur and his little attendant lad began to get frightened, and to go frog-like with fear.
    • 1929, Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Maracot Deep," Chapter 5, [1]
      I have seen, too, a frog-like beast with protruding green eyes, which is simply a gaping mouth with a huge stomach behind it.
    a froglike croak
    • 1949, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Part One, Chapter 5, [2]
      Parsons, Winston's fellow-tenant at Victory Mansions, was in fact threading his way across the room--a tubby, middle-sized man with fair hair and a froglike face.
    • 1988, Yasunari Kawabata, "Samurai Descendant" in Palm-of-the-Hand Stories, translated by Lane Dunlop and J. Martin Holman, San Francisco: North Point Press, p. 133,
      It was the typical chatter of the moment when each woman was showing off her baby, held against her froglike belly.

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froglike (not comparable)

  1. In a froglike way
    to hop froglike
    • 1923, Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Creeping Man" in The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, London: Murray, 1927, [3]
      In all our adventures I do not know that I have ever seen a more strange sight than this impassive and still dignified figure crouching frog-like upon the ground and goading to a wilder exhibition of passion the maddened hound, which ramped and raged in front of him, by all manner of ingenious and calculated cruelty.