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anthropopathy Line breaks: an¦thro|pop¦athy
Pronunciation: /ˌanθrəˈpɒpəθi/

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Definition of anthropopathy in English:


[mass noun]
The attribution of human emotions to a god.
Example sentences
  • God also uses anthropopathy, or describes Himself in terms of human emotions such as love, grief or anger.
  • Since things which pertain to God must be explained in a human way, a manner of speaking called anthropopathy is frequently used.
  • While I can't honestly say I approve of anthropopathy, the subject came to mind the other day while dining at one of the finest Mexican food joints in the area.
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