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creature +‎ -ly


creaturely (comparative more creaturely, superlative most creaturely)

  1. Characteristic of or suitable to a creature, often specifically a non-human animal.
    • 2007 March 5, Claudia La Rocco, “Infernal Shades, Apparitions at Dusk, Spirits Who Tango”, in New York Times[1]:
      Bracketed by two roiling group passages, smaller dances slink by, marked by much creaturely creeping and carnivorous eroticism.

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