Definition of manlike in English:



  • 1Resembling a human being.

    ‘a manlike creature’
    • ‘‘The chances against anything manlike on Mars are a million to one,’ he said.’
    • ‘Why are manlike monsters a persistent part of myth and legend?’
    • ‘It is manlike and has a body covered with hair, a hairless face and hands, large jaws and an eyebrow ridge.’
    • ‘There they discover all they had hoped for and more - dinosaurs, a resident Indian tribe, and strange manlike apes who are the Indians' enemies - and they find themselves embroiled in a struggle for survival amongst the three groups.’
    • ‘The rocks and soil continued to shift until they had achieved an obscurely manlike semblance.’
    • ‘Famed Kenya-born Anthropologist Louis Leakey has evidence that a manlike creature roamed over eastern Africa concurrently with apes 20 million years ago.’
    • ‘The manlike vision said to him, ‘Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the end time’.’
    • ‘But, Freeman has not given up on eventually finding a Bigfoot, if only to vindicate that he had truly seen the manlike monster.’
    • ‘In a village deep in the jungles of central Peru, and nowhere else, grows an orchid whose flesh is more manlike than most.’
    • ‘Do mysterious and presumably endangered manlike creatures inhabit swamplands of the southern United States?’
    • ‘Homo erectus and Neanderthals were more manlike than apelike.’
    • ‘A course exploring the notion of whether Bigfoot, or any other such bipedal, hairy, manlike monster might really exist can be an excellent opportunity to teach anthropology and critical thinking to students who are in desperate need of such instruction.’
    • ‘She reached up and allowed her dress to fall from her body immodestly to reveal a form at once that of a woman and a hideous manlike fish.’
    • ‘The Bigfoot stories recounted in these books differ significantly from the usual ‘hairy, manlike being seen running through the woods ‘reports that sometimes pop up in newspapers.’’
    • ‘Just as he finished a manlike beast appeared in the room.’
    • ‘A man and his daughter were riding on a motorbike on a rural road, when a hairy manlike creature ran out of the woods, and stood about 75 feet in front of them.’
    male, manly, of men, man's, men's, male-oriented
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  • 2(of a woman) having an appearance or qualities associated with men.

    ‘women should not be compelled to be manlike’
    • ‘My voice drops low, but not like low enough to be manlike.’
    • ‘She sighed; she looked at her fingers that she described as long and manlike.’
    mannish, unfeminine, unwomanly, unladylike, amazonian
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