apishness
noun see apish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Apishness — Ap ish*ness, n. The quality of being apish; mimicry; foppery. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apishness — See apishly. * * * …   Universalium

  • apishness — noun The state or quality of being apish …   Wiktionary

  • apishness — apˈishness or (Carlyle) apˈism noun • • • Main Entry: ↑ape …   Useful english dictionary

  • apish — adjective Date: circa 1527 resembling an ape: as a. extremely silly or affected < apish antics > b. given to slavish imitation • apishly adverb • apishness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apish — apishly, adv. apishness, n. /ay pish/, adj. 1. having the qualities, appearance, or ways of an ape. 2. slavishly imitative. 3. foolishly affected; silly. [1525 35; APE + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • caricature and cartoon — ▪ graphic arts Introduction       in graphic art, comically distorted drawing or likeness, done with the purpose of satirizing or ridiculing its subject. Cartoons are used today primarily for conveying political commentary and editorial opinion… …   Universalium

  • apish — [ eɪpɪʃ] adjective 1》 resembling or likened to an ape. 2》 foolish or silly. Derivatives apishly adverb apishness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • apish — /ˈeɪpɪʃ/ (say aypish) adjective 1. having the qualities, appearance, or ways of an ape. 2. slavishly imitative. 3. foolishly affected. –apishly, adverb –apishness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • apish — [āp′ish] adj. 1. like an ape 2. imitative in an unreasoning way 3. silly, affected, mischievous, etc. apishly adv. apishness n …   English World dictionary

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