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Synonyms for apish

copying another in an inferior or obsequious way

Synonyms for apish

being or given to servile imitation


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At the same time, while we might immediately associate the primitive with abstract and performance arts, for Himes (and we should keep the caged and suicidal Ota Benga in mind), the concept, as aligned with the specter of apishness, is one that relates directly to the constraints of the literary world, wherein the ape bears all the hallmarks of a racial stereotyping gone wild--a grotesquery fittingly housed in what Hurston terms "THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF UNNATURAL HISTORY.