What is another word for reptilian?

Pronunciation: [ɹɛptˈɪli͡ən] (IPA)

The word "reptilian" is commonly used to describe something or someone that exhibits traits or characteristics of reptiles, especially in a negative context. While there are no exact synonyms for the word, several other terms can be used to convey a similar meaning. These include terms such as cold-blooded, primitive, instinctual, predatory, feral, and untrustworthy. Additionally, some may use more specific terms to describe certain reptile-like features, such as scaly or serpentine. It is important to note that while these terms may be similar in meaning, they may not always be interchangeable and should be used with caution to avoid any unintended connotations.

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What are the hypernyms for Reptilian?

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  • Other hypernyms:

    animal, vertebrate, cold-blooded creature, scaly creature.

Usage examples for Reptilian

It appears to be thought that, in order to demonstrate the fact of evolution, all that is needed is to find a form here and there, in some sense intermediate between others,-like the reptilian birds already mentioned.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer"
John Gerard
Strangely enough, with these reptilian lords appeared a few small and lowly mammals, forerunners of the coming age.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer"
John Gerard
In the same way, as we have seen, the existence of birds with reptilian features, is taken by some as conclusive proof that birds and reptiles have descended from one stock.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer"
John Gerard

Famous quotes with Reptilian

  • If you watch Olivier's interviews, he has this reptilian tongue; it seems too big for his mouth. My pursuit of that became distracting, so I let it go. The thrill was finding the right pair of glasses.
    Julian Sands
  • On the one side was the sluggish reptilian will for ease and sleep and death, rising sometimes to active hate and destructiveness; on the other side the still blindfold and blundering will for the lucid and coherent spirit.
    Olaf Stapledon
  • The news departments have become corporate profit centers. And their only obligation now is to their shareholders. Which is to create large audiences and viewership so they can sell more ad space. So they're airing stories that appeal to the prurient interests that all of us have in the reptilian core of our brain: for sex and celebrity gossip. And now, for terror. So they give us Kobe Bryant and they give us Michael Jackson. And they give us Laci Peterson and they give us lots and lots of terror alerts. But they're not telling us the really critical stories that impact our way of life.
    Robert Francis Kennedy
  • Zippers are primal and modern at the very same time. On the one hand, your zipper is primitive and reptilian, on the other, mechanical and slick. A zipper is where the Industrial Revolution meets the Cobra Cult.
    Tom Robbins
  • “There is nearly always a chthonic link. The object-imbued-with-numinous-power tends to be of mineral origin: gold, perhaps mined from a special vein, or a jewel of extraordinary rarity, or a sword forged from a shooting star. I am merely describing pulp. But the vast popularity…attests to the power of these motifs to seize the reader’s attention, down at the level of the reptilian brain, even as the cerebrum is getting sick.”
    Neal Stephenson

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