Definition of theroid in English:


Line breaks: ther|oid
Pronunciation: /ˈθɪərɔɪd


  • Resembling an animal; bestial.
    More 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.


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

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