Synonyms for humanlike

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Warning peoples of humanlike mold and emotions wherever they might dwell.

Its mate had found it and was nosing it about, while moaning in a most humanlike voice.

Other calls were froglike, humanlike and birdlike in quality.

Turning and looking up, he saw two humanlike but fierce eyes shining amid a thick, dark screen of interlacing vines.

On the rooftops back in Urtraria could be seen the frantic, fleeing forms of humanlike beings—the Wanderer's people.

The other class is made up of humanlike deities called diwta that retain a fondness for this world and the good things thereof.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., humain, humaigne, from Old French humain, umain (adj.) "of or belonging to man" (12c.), from Latin humanus "of man, human," also "humane, philanthropic, kind, gentle, polite; learned, refined, civilized," probably related to homo (genitive hominis) "man" (see homunculus) and to humus "earth," on notion of "earthly beings," as opposed to the gods (cf. Hebrew adam "man," from adamah "ground"). Cognate with Old Lithuanian zmuo (accusative zmuni) "man, male person."

As a noun, from 1530s. Its Old English cognate guma (from Proto-Germanic *guman-) survives only in disguise in bridegroom. Related: Humanness. Human rights attested by 1680s; human being by 1690s. Human relations is from 1916; human resources attested by 1907, American English, apparently originally among social Christians and drawn from natural resources.

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