Simious
Simious Sim"i*ous, a.[L. simia an ape.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Simi[ae]; monkeylike. [1913 Webster]

That strange simious, schoolboy passion of giving pain to others. --Sydney Smith. [1913 Webster]


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  • simious — [sim′ē əs] adj. SIMIAN …   English World dictionary

  • simious — simiousness, n. /sim ee euhs/, adj. pertaining to or characteristic of apes or monkeys; simian. [1795 1805; < L simi(a) ape (see SIMIAN) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • simious — a. Monkey like, ape like …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • simious — sim·i·ous …   English syllables

  • simious — /ˈsɪmiəs/ (say simeeuhs) adjective → simian (defs 1–3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • simious — ˈsimēəs adjective Etymology: Latin simia ape + English ous more at simian : simian …   Useful english dictionary

  • Imbecility — (Roget s Thesaurus) Folly. < N PARAG:Imbecility >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 want of intelligence want of intelligence &c. 498 want of intellect &c. 450 Sgm: N 1 shadowness shadowness silliness foolishness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 imbecility… …   English dictionary for students

  • simian — 1. adjective /ˈsɪm.i.ən/ a) Of or pertaining to apes. b) Bearing resemblance to an ape. Syn: simial, simious, apish 2. noun /ˈsɪm.i.ən/ A monkey or an …   Wiktionary

  • simioid —   a.,    ♦ simious a. simian …   Dictionary of difficult words

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