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having the qualities, appearance, or ways of an .
slavishly imitative.
foolishly affected; silly.
Historical Examples

But this apish monkey fashion of effeminate niceness, out upon it!
The Mermaid Series. Edited by H. Ellis. The best plays of the old dramatists. Thomas Dekker. Edited, with an introduction and notes by Ernest Rhys. Thomas Dekker

This could not be relaxed, for he was full of the most apish tricks.
The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro

They got noisy, cheered every apish witticism of the lecturer—oh!
A Lost Cause Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

To the west the apish Atlanteans are beginning the long climb upward.
The Hyborian Age Robert E. Howard

He came shuffling forward with a hundred apish conges and chers milors, to express his happiness at seeing Lord Dalgarno again.
The Fortunes of Nigel Sir Walter Scott

Do you see how it imitates the divine in an apish sort of way?
Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking

At fifteen or sixteen, she affected, both in dress and manners, to ape such of the quality as were most apish.
Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9) Samuel Richardson

His neck and shoulders were brutal, like those of some apish god.
The Man Who Was Thursday G. K. Chesterton

Thus he remained stale in his garments, sweaty in his accoutrements, with dirty hands and an apish face.
Droll Stories, Complete Honore de Balzac

Enough of this wretched life and murmuring and apish tricks.
Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

stupid; foolish
resembling an ape
slavishly imitative


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