Help me, Linguists. I recently said that the Winter Roses were "trying to attract attention to themselves."
That was anthropomorphism. I am proud to say that I know the word that means "attributing human characteristics to animals, objects or Gods."
In a different entry I said that when I awakened, I was in a circle of blankets and bedding. I concluded that I was "nesting, like a bird" I looked up anthropomorphism in the unabridged dictionary seeking the antonym, a word meaning "attributing animal characteristics or behavior to humans", like nesting or territorialism. No luck.
Linguists, help me.