Definition of manlike in English:



  • 1Resembling a human being.

    ‘a manlike creature’
    • ‘The manlike vision said to him, ‘Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the end time’.’
    • ‘The rocks and soil continued to shift until they had achieved an obscurely manlike semblance.’
    • ‘In a village deep in the jungles of central Peru, and nowhere else, grows an orchid whose flesh is more manlike than most.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Homo erectus and Neanderthals were more manlike than apelike.’
    • ‘But, Freeman has not given up on eventually finding a Bigfoot, if only to vindicate that he had truly seen the manlike monster.’
    • ‘Just as he finished a manlike beast appeared in the room.’
    • ‘Famed Kenya-born Anthropologist Louis Leakey has evidence that a manlike creature roamed over eastern Africa concurrently with apes 20 million years ago.’
    • ‘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 chances against anything manlike on Mars are a million to one,’ he said.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘Do mysterious and presumably endangered manlike creatures inhabit swamplands of the southern United States?’
    male, manly, of men, man's, men's, male-oriented
    View synonyms
  • 2(of a woman) having an appearance or qualities associated with men.

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