Anthropomorphic



ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human, especially to a deity.
resembling or made to resemble a human form:
an anthropomorphic carving.
Contemporary Examples

Totes, T-shirts, and an anthropomorphic stuffed rat are for sale at the gift shop.
Brooklyn’s Museum of Death: Inside Morbid Anatomy’s House of Intriguing Horrors Nina Strochlic July 9, 2014

Historical Examples

But it is an obstacle especially formidable to any kind of anthropomorphic theism.
The Idea of God as Affected by Modern Knowledge John Fiske

It was anthropomorphic of O’Donnell to see the leech as an enemy.
The Leech Phillips Barbee

Those who held to the belief in an anthropomorphic personal God who was benevolent, omniscient, and omnipotent.
The Necessity of Atheism Dr. D.M. Brooks

The Idealists were of an anthropomorphic race, dark-skinned like the terran Indian.
Cubs of the Wolf Raymond F. Jones

Mechanism, here, reproaches finalism with its anthropomorphic character, and rightly.
Creative Evolution Henri Bergson

This is only another form of the anthropomorphic conceptions of deity.
Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I John Morley

To vindicate his spirituality the anthropomorphic passages in the Koran must be understood metaphorically.
A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy Isaac Husik

That is to say, a philosophy must either be anthropomorphic, or no philosophy at all.
Bygone Beliefs H. Stanley Redgrove

Is, then, the anthropomorphic God as momentary and as accidental in the system of the world as that vapoury spectre?
Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece John Addington Symonds

adjective
of or relating to anthropomorphism
resembling the human form
adj.

1806, from anthropomorphous + -ic. Originally in reference to regarding God or gods as having human form and human characteristics; of animals and other things from 1858; the sect of the Antropomorfites is mentioned in English from mid-15c. (see anthropomorphite).

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