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theroid

Line breaks: ther|oid
Pronunciation: /ˈθɪərɔɪd
 
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Definition of theroid in English:

adjective

rare
Resembling an animal; bestial.
Example sentences
  • Whenever he saw in the street a mother escorting her congenitally deformed, theroid adolescent son, he was always struck by the grief and exhaustion indelibly imprinted on the face of this woman.
  • Such a Materialist is a theroid idiot with the stamp of the goose upon him.
  • In vain does Geology lay bare the Tertiary formation, with its enormous theroid mammalia, far surpassing in size the largest animals we are acquainted with.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek thēr 'beast' + -oid.

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