Definition of Puppetlike

1. Adjective. Resembling a puppet or some aspect of one; mechanical, controlled by another. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Puppetlike

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Puppetlike

puppadums
pupped
puppet
puppet-show
puppet government
puppet leader
puppet play
puppet ruler
puppet show
puppet state
puppeteer
puppeteered
puppeteering
puppeteers
puppetish
puppetlike (current term)
puppetman
puppetmaster
puppetmasters
puppetmen
puppetries
puppetry
puppets
puppied
puppies
pupping
puppodum
puppodums
puppy
puppy-dog eyes

Literary usage of Puppetlike

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Soviet Strategy in Southern Africa: Gorbachev's Pragmatic Approach by Peter Vanneman (1990)
"The term pro-Soviet is too strong because it indicates an automaton or puppetlike relationship, which is uncharacteristic of African intellectuals and ..."

2. Inflation and Growth in China: Proceedings of a Conference Held in Beijing edited by Manuel Guitian, Robert Mundell (1998)
"... and the puppetlike micromanagement system—was a product in China of institutional innovation induced by the Government's attempt to pursue a strategy to ..."

3. The British poets, including translations by British poets (1822)
"Shall I, true puppetlike, be mock'd with state, Have nothing but the name of being great; Attend at councils which I must not weigh, Do what they bid, ..."

4. The Commedia Dell'arte: A Study in Italian Popular Comedy by Winifred Smith (1912)
"It is all very well to be conservatively judicious in estimating the influence of the puppetlike Masks on foreign stages and cautiously sceptical in ..."

5. The Commedia Dell'arte: A Study in Italian Popular Comedy by Winifred Smith (1912)
"It is all very well to be conservatively judicious in estimating the influence of the puppetlike Masks on foreign stages and cautiously sceptical in ..."

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