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Meaning of "apish" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF APISH

apish  [ˈeɪpɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF APISH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Apish is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES APISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

apish

Ape

Apes are a branch of Old World tailless anthropoid catarrhine primates native to Africa and Southeast Asia and distinguished by a wide degree of freedom at the shoulder joint indicating the influence of brachiation. There are two main branches: the gibbons, or lesser apes; and the hominids or great apes. ▪ Lesser apes include four genera and sixteen species of gibbon, including the lar gibbon, and the siamang, all native to Asia. They are highly arboreal and bipedal on the ground. They have lighter bodies and smaller social groups than great apes. ▪ The Hominidae include orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and humans. Alternatively, the family are collectively described as the great apes. There are two extant species in the orangutan genus, two species in the gorilla genus, and a single extant species Homo sapiens in the human genus. Chimpanzees and bonobos are closely related to each other and they represent the two species in the genus Pan. Members of the superfamily are called hominoids. Some or all hominoids are also called "apes". However, the term "ape" is used in several different senses.

Definition of apish in the English dictionary

The first definition of apish in the dictionary is stupid; foolish. Other definition of apish is resembling an ape. Apish is also slavishly imitative.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH APISH


blimpish
ˈblɪmpɪʃ
cheapish
ˈtʃiːpɪʃ
dampish
ˈdæmpɪʃ
foppish
ˈfɒpɪʃ
guttersnipish
ˈɡʌtəˌsnaɪpɪʃ
hippish
ˈhɪpɪʃ
impish
ˈɪmpɪʃ
Lappish
ˈlæpɪʃ
lumpish
ˈlʌmpɪʃ
papish
ˈpeɪpɪʃ
popish
ˈpəʊpɪʃ
quippish
ˈkwɪpɪʃ
sharpish
ˈʃɑːpɪʃ
sheepish
ˈʃiːpɪʃ
snappish
ˈsnæpɪʃ
steepish
ˈstiːpɪʃ
uppish
ˈʌpɪʃ
vampish
ˈvæmpɪʃ
waspish
ˈwɒspɪʃ
wimpish
ˈwɪmpɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE APISH

apical
apically
apices
apician
apiculate
apicultural
apiculture
apiculturist
apiculus
apiece
Apiezon
apimania
apiol
apiology
Apis
apishly
apishness
apism
apitherapy
apivorous

WORDS THAT END LIKE APISH

aspish
clumpish
dumpish
frumpish
glumpish
mopish
mugwumpish
mumpish
pish
plumpish
poppish
raspish
rompish
scampish
swampish
trampish
trollopish
wampish
will-o-the-wispish
wispish

Synonyms and antonyms of apish in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «apish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF APISH

Find out the translation of apish to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of apish from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «apish» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

apish
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

simiesco
570 millions of speakers

English

apish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

apish
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

apish
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Apish
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

apish
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উল্লুকবৎ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

de singe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Apish
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

apish
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

apish
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

apish
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Apike
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giống như khỉ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

apish
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Apish
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

maymunca
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

apish
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

apish
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Apish
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

apish
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

apish
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aapachtig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

apish
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

apish
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of apish

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «APISH»

The term «apish» is regularly used and occupies the 89.834 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «APISH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about apish

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «APISH»

Discover the use of apish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to apish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Works of Henry Fielding: Complete in One Volume, with ...
Sir Poa. You are a wise girl l a very wise girl l and have considered, doubtless, the vast difference between a Baronet and a Mister. Ha, ha ! and here he comes. SCENE VII.—To them, Sm Amsn. Sir Par. Sir Apish Simple, your humble servant.
Henry Fielding, 1840
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The Works of Henry Fielding Complete in One Volume with ...
851' P08. You are a wise girl ! a very wise girl ! and have considered, doubtless, the vast difference between a Baronet and a Mister. Ha, ha! and here he comes. SCENE VIL—To them, Sm Asian. Sl'r Poo. Sir Apish Simple, your humble servant  ...
‎1859
3
The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq: With the Life of the ...
SCENE X; l Sir APISH, MERIT AL. Mer. Sir Apish,- your hlirtifale servant. Sir Apish . Dear Tom; I kiss your button. Mer. That's a pretty suit of yours, Sir Apish, persectly gay, new, and Alamode. Sir Apish. He, he, he! the ladies tell' me I re-- sine ...
Henry Fielding, Arthur Murphy, 1783
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A Grammatical Analyzer; Or, The Derivation and Definition of ...
In the next instance, ape, the suffix ish added makes the word apish, an adjective, which is a word denoting a quality — as an apish fellow. Let the suffix ly be annexed to the word apish, and it becomes apishly. The idea is again changed, and ...
William Jewett Tenney, 1866
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A Grammatical Analyzer: Or, The Derivation and Definition of ...
In the next instance, ape, the suffix ish added makes the word apish, an adjective, which is a word denoting a quality — as an apish fellow. Let the suffix ly be annexed to the word apish, and it becomes apishly. The idea is again changed, and ...
William Jewett Tenney, 1868
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Works: With a Life of the Author
Sir Apish. You had a very strong constitution then, Sir Positive. ' Sir Pos. Ay, Sir, we are a strong family, an Herculean race ! Hercules was a Trap by his mother's side. Well, well, my niece there has given her consent, and every thing is ready.
Henry Fielding, 1824
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Becoming Marianne Moore: The Early Poems, 1907-1924
FIRST PRESENTATION "My Apish Cousins" was first published in Kreymborg's 1917 anthology as the final poem in a set of thirteen of Moore's verses: "Critics and Connoisseurs," "The Past Is the Present," "Pedantic Literalist," "'He Wrote the  ...
Marianne Moore, Robin G. Schulze, 2002
8
Plays
Sir Apish, your humble servant. Sir Apish. Dear Tom, I kiss your button. Mer. That's a pretty suit of yours, Sir Apish, perfectly gay, new, and Alamode. Sir Apish. He, he, he ! the ladies tell me I refine upon them. I think I have studied dress long  ...
Henry Fielding, Arthur Murphy, Alexander Chalmers, 1806
9
The Metaphysics of Apes: Negotiating the Animal-Human Boundary
The March of Progress, from crouching apish ancestor to erect civilized human ( see Figure 4 on page 78), persists as an apparently ineradicably popular image in cartoons, advertisements, and other current popular imagery. Narration, the ...
Raymond Corbey, 2005
10
Preface. Essay on the life and genius of Henry Fielding, ...
To them, sm APISH. Sir Pos. Sir Apish Simple, your humble servant. You are early. What, you have not slept a wink. I did not sleep for a week before I was married to my lady. Sir Apish. You had a very strong constitution then, Sir Positive .
Henry Fielding, Arthur Murphy, James P. Browne, 1871

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «APISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term apish is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Google Apologizes for Apish Algorithm
Google Apologizes for Apish Algorithm. NicoleMotta on Thursday July 2, 2015 02:09:04 PM. Have your say. Google Apologizes for Apish Algorithm. Google has ... «CCM, Jul 15»
2
What Sasquatch Can Teach Us About Science
Even the most compelling evidence—the 1967 footage from Bluff Creek, Calif., which portrays a large apish creature sauntering through the ... «Seattle Weekly, Jun 15»
3
The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation celebrates Freedom Day at …
... to the world of surfing and the Muizenberg waves by Waves For Change Coach and YES Graduate, Apish Tshetsha, and Brandan Lobonne, ... «Media Update, Apr 15»
4
Power of sport brought to life
... to the world of surfing and the Muizenberg waves by Waves For Change Coach and YES Graduate, Apish Tshetsha, and Brandan Lobonne, ... «Sport24, Apr 15»
5
Jimmi Simpson goes ape for his 'Trevor' theater role
On this day he is having a hard time divorcing himself from the apish physicality of Trevor. He drapes one leg over the side of his chair, and at ... «Los Angeles Times, Apr 15»
6
REVIEW: The Broken Heart, Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Despite Ford wanting the audience to have no expectation of “apish laughter”, Steinbeis ensures the text is given an almost Carry On Gang ... «British Theatre, Mar 15»
7
Now Batting, Bradley Cooper: How Sports Could Fix the Oscars
... protagonists, wrestlers Mark and Dave Schultz, grunt, wheel over a mat in crustacean scuttles and jam into headlocks belied by apish grace. «RollingStone.com, Feb 15»
8
Fifty Shades of Austerity: The Germans, The Greeks, and the GOP
That hypocrisy was on display in 2009, when CNBC's Rick Santelli egged on some apish traders on the floor of the Chicago Board of ... «Huffington Post, Feb 15»
9
Hopeless Romantic
The apish athlete in front of me lumbers to the left, clearing my obstructed view. It's then that I see her: beautiful, luminous … and totally uninterested in me. «Teen Ink, Feb 15»
10
Texas Woman Tells Coast to Coast That She Lives Next To a Family …
Yeah, talk about apish nuisance! I'll leave the thinking and commenting to you. You can always visit All About Occult for more! The following two ... «Ghost Theory, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Apish [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/apish>. Jan 2020 ».
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