- ascription of human passions or feelings to a being or beings not human, especially to a deity.
- the attribution of human passions, etc, to a deity, object, etc
“ascribing of human feelings to god,” 1640s, from Greek anthropopatheia “humanity,” literally “human feeling,” from + -patheia, comb. form of pathos “suffering, disease, feeling” (see ). Related: Anthropopathic; anthropopathically.