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puppy +‎ -like


puppylike (comparative more puppylike, superlative most puppylike)

  1. Resembling a puppy.
    • 1990, Simon Frith, Andrew Goodwin, On Record: Rock, Pop and the Written Word
      The image is of the young boy next door: sad, thoughtful, pretty, and puppylike. Lyrically his songs are about being let down and stood up, about loneliness...
    • 2001, Steven R Lindsay, Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training
      The dog's appearance and behavior have been strongly influenced by a pervasive process of neoteny, causing it to remain more puppylike as an adult...