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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Extremely silly or affected.

Usage examples (12)
  • Note: 45. 'apishly': with silly or ridiculous imitation.
  • But his arms were apishly strong, and his brain still worked.
  • The behaviour of my lord to her, and of her to my lord, is free, yet respectful; and affectionate, but not apishly fond.
  • At last bolted in a shameless rascal, one of no grace either in words or gesture, and truly worthy of the house where he was; he also set up his voice, 'till apishly... for more
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