animality


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an·i·mal·i·ty

 (ăn′ə-măl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. an·i·mal·i·ties
1. The characteristics or nature of an animal.
2. Animals considered as a group; the animal kingdom.
3. The animal instincts of humans as distinct from their spiritual nature.

animality

(ˌænɪˈmælɪtɪ)
n
1. the animal side of man, as opposed to the intellectual or spiritual
2. the fact of being or having the characteristics of an animal

an•i•mal•i•ty

(ˌæn əˈmæl ɪ ti)

n.
1. the state of being an animal.
2. the animal nature or instincts of human beings.
[1605–15]

animality

1. the state of being an animal.
2. animal existence or nature in human activity; the animal in man as opposed to the spiritual.
See also: Animals
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.animality - the physical (or animal) side of a person as opposed to the spirit or intellectanimality - the physical (or animal) side of a person as opposed to the spirit or intellect
nature - the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions; "it is his nature to help others"

animality

noun
A preoccupation with the body and satisfaction of its desires:
Translations

animality

[ˌænɪˈmælətɪ] Nanimalidad f

animality

nTierhaftigkeit f
References in classic literature ?
All my days had been passed in comparative ignorance of the animality of man.
This chapter ranges widely but centers on the essential links between cannibalism and revenge and the ways that the animality figured in both cannibalism and revenge plagues Hamlet and pervades Titus.
Pick, Anat 2011 Creaturely Poetics: Animality and Vulnerability in Literature and Film.
This means that drawing a line between animality and humanity does not make sense in many societies, and that pet-keeping may be a part of a complex social system.
Winogrand was a student of human behavior, and he was fascinated by the animality of the human body.
Animality corresponds to our bodiliness or materiality, while rationality corresponds to our soul or spiritual dimension.
By accepting naturalism's single-minded devotion to the principle that chance and necessity govern the universe, Aron argued, "one achieves a transmutation of values: man necessarily recognizes and accepts his animality and now exists only to do battle with other individuals and peoples, impatient to demonstrate by force of arms his title to superiority.
This attention to the animate dimensions of animality and sexuality leads to readings of the neutering of animals and the presentation of animal and human sexual relations in Nagisa Oshima's Max, Mon Amour and Xu Bing's performance-art installation "Cultural Animal.
They are chosen for their celebration of compassion, nurturing, of the beauty and animality of the body, and their promotion of equality (and thus can be used to counter the vices of shame, disgust, fear, and envy which divide communities and lead to violence).
Awareness of this should help us tackle the fascinating problems of interpretation posed by enigmatic prints and paintings, such as his many images of Circe or Diogenes, which combine images of animality and human behaviour in novel versions of classical stories.
In terms of addressing the assumed divide between animality and reasoned faith, the story seems again to strike the tone of miraculous hybridity that marks Malamud's treatment of animals.
69) Thus, one flouts the taboo in order to maintain control of the taboo, much as one seizes control of the animality of defecation, which brings animality back into the sexual act in ways that go far beyond the potential of traditional intercourse practices.