\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷_rəs\ adjective
Etymology: Latin anser goose + English -ous
: like a goose : stupid, silly — compare anserine I

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  • Anserous — An ser*ous, a. [L. anser a goose.] Resembling a goose; silly; simple. Sydney Smith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anserous — adjective a) resembling a goose b) silly …   Wiktionary

  • anserous — an·ser·ous …   English syllables

  • anserous —   a. like or pertaining to a goose; foolish …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • anserine — /an seuh ruyn , rin/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the subfamily Anserinae, of the family Anatidae, comprising the true geese. 2. resembling a goose; gooselike. 3. stupid; foolish; silly. Also, anserous. [1830 40; < L anserinus of, pertaining to… …   Universalium

  • aquiline — Synonyms and related words: Roman nosed, altricial, anserine, anserous, aquiline nosed, avian, avicular, beak nosed, beak shaped, beaked, bill like, bill shaped, billed, birdlike, birdy, clawlike, columbine, crookbilled, crooked, crooknosed,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • avian — Synonyms and related words: altricial, anserine, anserous, aquiline, avicular, birdlike, birdy, columbine, dovelike, goosy, hawklike, nesting, nidicolous, nidificant, oscine, passerine, psittacine, rasorial …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dovelike — Synonyms and related words: altricial, angelic, anserine, anserous, aquiline, avian, avicular, birdlike, birdy, blameless, broken, chastened, childlike, clear, columbine, domesticated, faultless, gentle, goosy, guiltless, hawklike, housebroken,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • goosy — Synonyms and related words: allergic, altricial, anaphylactic, anserine, anserous, aquiline, avian, avicular, bashful, birdlike, birdy, columbine, cowardly, delicate, diffident, dovelike, empathetic, empathic, fearful, fearing, fearsome, hawklike …   Moby Thesaurus

  • nesting — Synonyms and related words: abiding, abode, altricial, anserine, anserous, aquiline, avian, avicular, birdlike, birdy, cohabitation, columbine, commorancy, dovelike, dwelling, goosy, habitancy, habitation, hawklike, inhabitancy, inhabitation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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