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Meaning of ANIMALISM

Pronunciation:  'anumu`lizum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites
  2. [n]  the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature

ANIMALISM is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: physicality
 See Also: disposition, doctrine, ism, philosophy, school of thought, temperament



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An"i*mal*ism\, n. [Cf. F. animalisme.]
The state, activity, or enjoyment of animals; mere animal
life without intellectual or moral qualities; sensuality.

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