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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [an-thruh-pol-uh-jee]
    • /ˌæn θrəˈpɒl ə dʒi/
    • /ˌæn.θrəˈpɒl.ə.dʒi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [an-thruh-pol-uh-jee]
    • /ˌæn θrəˈpɒl ə dʒi/

Definitions of anthropological word

  • noun anthropological the science that deals with the origins, physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind. 1
  • noun anthropological the study of human beings' similarity to and divergence from other animals. 1
  • noun anthropological the science of humans and their works. 1
  • noun anthropological Also called philosophical anthropology. the study of the nature and essence of humankind. 1
  • noun anthropological Relating to anthropology. 1
  • adjective anthropological relating to study of humans 1

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Origin of anthropological

First appearance:

before 1585
One of the 35% oldest English words
First recorded in 1585-95; anthropo- + -logy

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Parts of speech for Anthropological


anthropological popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for anthropological

adj anthropological

  • personal — of, relating to, or coming as from a particular person; individual; private: a personal opinion.
  • animal — An animal is a living creature such as a dog, lion, or rabbit, rather than a bird, fish, insect, or human being.
  • mortal — subject to death; having a transitory life: all mortal creatures.
  • individual — a single human being, as distinguished from a group.
  • anthropoid — resembling man

adjective anthropological

  • civilised — to bring out of a savage, uneducated, or rude state; make civil; elevate in social and private life; enlighten; refine: Rome civilized the barbarians.

Antonyms for anthropological

adj anthropological

  • inhuman — lacking qualities of sympathy, pity, warmth, compassion, or the like; cruel; brutal: an inhuman master.
  • immortal — not mortal; not liable or subject to death; undying: our immortal souls.
  • unmanly — not manly; not characteristic of or befitting a man; weak, timid, or cowardly.
  • general — of or relating to all persons or things belonging to a group or category: a general meeting of the employees.

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