Having attributes like those of the mythical centaur.
2011, Gérard Gavarry, Jane Kuntz, Making a Novel, p. 60:
: More distrustful and irritable than ever, in this section, this watchdog character was to be obsessed with the centauresque likeness of my four boys.
1911, "The Centaurs", The Nation: Volume 92, p. 212:
: Here they take on their true centauresque form, each one mounting a hired courser and clattering through the town in the direction of the Wood of Verrières.
By extension, having the characteristics of two things combined together; hybridized; chimeric.
2007, Patricia Kathleen Page, Zailig Pollock, The Filled Pen: Selected Non-fiction, p. 68:
: Message and method merge, centauresque, to assist him.
1993, Albert Russell Ascoli, Victoria Ann Kahn, Machiavelli and the Discourse of Literature, p. 252:
: Machiavelli begins chapter 26 by asking if the times are right for a "new prince" in Italy, one "prudente e virtuoso," like Borgia, like the profeta armato, like the hybrid centauresque monster to be composed of Machiavelli's counsel and Medicean power.
1863, Category: w - :Elizabeth Barrett Browning|Elizabeth Barrett Browning, The Greek Christian poets and the English poets, p. 160:
: We are of opinion in any way, that the grace is more obvious than the strength ; and there may be something centauresque and of twofold nature in their rushing mutabilities, and changes on passion and weakness.
Translation: fr » centauresque
Translation: ko » centauresque