Definition of ape-like in US English:



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    • ‘The early humanoids traditionally characterised as ape-like brutes were deeply emotional beings with high-pitched voices.’
    • ‘Other traits shared with modern great apes were a large degree of hand rotation, and a distinctly ape-like skull.’
    • ‘We now know that Neanderthals were not ape-like.’
    • ‘It reminds of an incident when my normally ape-like father revealed a hitherto unforeseen wit while we were in America.’
    • ‘An ape-like creature that lived seven million years ago was confirmed yesterday as the oldest known ancestor of humans.’