Theroid
Theroid The"roid, a. [Gr. qh`r, qhro`s, wild beast + -oid.] (Med.) Resembling a beast in nature or habit; marked by animal characteristics; as, theroid idiocy. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • theroid — [thir′oid΄] adj. 〚Gr thēr, a wild beast (see FIERCE) + OID〛 suggestive of an animal; beastlike * * * …   Universalium

  • theroid — [thir′oid΄] adj. [Gr thēr, a wild beast (see FIERCE) + OID] suggestive of an animal; beastlike …   English World dictionary

  • theroid — /thēˈroid/ adjective Of, relating to or like a beast or wild animal ORIGIN: Gr thēr wild animal, and ↑ oid …   Useful english dictionary

  • theroid — Resembling an animal in instincts or propensities. [G. ther, a wild beast, + eidos, resemblance] …   Medical dictionary

  • theroid — /ˈθɪərɔɪd/ (say thearroyd) adjective having animal propensities or characteristics. {Greek thēroeidēs} …   Australian English dictionary

  • theroid —   a. feral.    ♦ therology, n. study of wild mammals.    ♦ theromorphism, n. reversion to animal type in human being …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • beastlike — adj 1. theroid, bestial, animalic, animal ian, therimorphic. 2. primitive, wild, barbaric, barbarian, barbarous, uncivilized, heathen; rough, rugged, coarse, beastly, bearish, brutish; savage, fierce, ferocious, brutal; mean, vicious, cruel,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • beastly — adj 1. theroid, bestial, beastlike, animalic, animalian, therimorphic. 2. primitive, wild, barbaric, barbarian, barbarous, heathen; savage, fierce, brutal, inhuman; rough, rugged, coarse, bearish, brutish, boorish, churlish, loutish, oafish;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • bestial — adj 1. theroid, animalic, animalian, beastly, beastlike, therimorphic. 2. primitive, wild, barbaric, barbarian, barbarous, heathen; savage, fierce, brutal, inhuman; rough, rugged, coarse, bearish, brutish; boorish, churlish, loutish, oafish;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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