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an·i·mal·ism

 (ăn′ə-mə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. Enjoyment of vigorous health and physical drives.
2. Indifference to all but the physical appetites.
3. The philosophical doctrine that humans are animals in their essential identity and are persons only through their contingent properties.

an′i·mal·ist n.
an′i·mal·is′tic (-lĭs′tĭk) adj.

animalism

(ˈænɪməˌlɪzəm)
n
1. satisfaction of or preoccupation with physical matters; sensuality
2. (Philosophy) the doctrine or belief that man lacks a spiritual nature
3. a trait or mode of behaviour typical of animals
ˈanimalist n

an•i•mal•ism

(ˈæn ə məˌlɪz əm)

n.
preoccupation with or motivation by physical or carnal appetites rather than spiritual or intellectual forces.
[1825–35]
an′i•mal•ist, n.
an`i•mal•is′tic, adj.

animalism

the theory that human beings lack a spiritual nature; animality. — animalist, n. — animalistic, adj.
See also: Mankind
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.animalism - the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
2.animalism - preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetitesanimalism - preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"

animalism

noun
A preoccupation with the body and satisfaction of its desires:
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He sometimes talked in a way that astonished her at first and brought the crimson into her face; in a way that pleased her at last, appealing to the animalism that stirred impatiently within her.
They were both embarrassed and to relieve their embarrassment dropped into the animalism of youth.
But that transitory gleam of the true animalism of these monsters was enough.