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]

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  • 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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  • apish — adjective Resembling or characteristic of an ape. Syn: simian …   Wiktionary

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  • apish — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Copying another in an inferior or obsequious way: emulative, imitative, slavish. See SAME …   English dictionary for students

  • apish — ap·ish || eɪpɪʃ adj. silly, clownish; apelike; imitative …   English contemporary dictionary

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

  • apish — a. 1. Imitative (in a servile manner), mimicking. 2. Affected, foppish, trifling …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • apish — ap·ish …   English syllables

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