noun Date: 1831 animalityanimalistic adjective

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  • animalism — (n.) the doctrine that man is a mere animal, 1857, from ANIMAL (Cf. animal) + ISM (Cf. ism). Earlier, exercise of animal faculties; physical exercise (1831) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • animalism — [an′i məl iz΄əm] n. 1. the activity, appetites, nature, etc. of animals 2. the doctrine that human beings are mere animals with no soul or spiritual quality animalist n. animalistic adj …   English World dictionary

  • animalism — /an euh meuh liz euhm/, n. 1. preoccupation with or motivation by sensual, physical, or carnal appetites rather than moral, spiritual, or intellectual forces. 2. the theory that human beings lack a spiritual nature. [1825 35; ANIMAL(IZE) + ISM] * …   Universalium

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  • animalism — Synonyms and related words: Adam, Marxism, animality, atomism, beastliness, behaviorism, bestiality, brutality, brutishness, carnal nature, carnal mindedness, carnality, coarseness, commonsense realism, dialectical materialism, earthiness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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