Definition of apishness in English:



  • See apish

    • ‘Failure did not become victory, weakness did not become strength and we apes stopped emailing one another and greeting one another, and withdrew into mute apishness and mute despair.’
    • ‘The General was struck just as much by the wildman's humanity as his apishness.’
    • ‘Formerly man's apishness did not matter so much, but now he is gaining dangerous powers, and may destroy himself.’
    • ‘That movement from the silent movie world of our apishness to the incredible communications of our never stilled tongue - it has left a scar inside us.’
    • ‘Few people would go to excess if they were not unwholesomely over-excited about their trivial apishness.’