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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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animality

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

animality

[ˌænɪˈmælətɪ] Nanimalidad f
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animality

nTierhaftigkeit f
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All my days had been passed in comparative ignorance of the animality of man.
Coarseness allows pleasure for both partners, just as the revelation of animality does in "The Tiger's Bride."
Many scientists might accuse him of anthropomorphism, but de Waal calls that argument anthropodenial, which "reflects the desire to set humans apart and deny our animality."
Whereas Derrida is focused on the Garden of Eden narrative as the etiology of humanity's claim to ascendancy over "the animal," Agamben is focused on Western humanity's claim to ascendancy over its own animality. Agamben begins The Open with a discussion not of the Garden of Eden but of paradise.
His social identity is suspended in selfabjection, and as 'Poongsan' means a North Korean breed of dog, he embodies animality when passing through the DMZ with his naked body all plastered with mud.
Nevertheless, Heidegger is pursuing the difference between the nature of living organisms expressed in modern biology and ethnology from the traditional (i.e., metaphysical) concept of animality, according to which the animal is usually defined as lacking something essential (i.e., speech, language, reason, soul, etc.) that is already assumed to naturally belong to man (as in the example of the "sense of speech," logos, as we found in the passage by Aristotle).
candidate in English and comparative literature at Columbia University, where she studies disability and animality in 20th century American literature.
Although Bach music does not perhaps need it so much, Luks gives it enormous spontaneity, energy, almost animality, and he is completely convincing in his opinion.
Her topics include the gentle way in punishment: transcending animality versus performing animality in early US pet dog training manuals 1850-1900, hunting dog manuals: the pointer as a work of art in the age of biopolitical reproduction 1845-1909, the rise and fall of obedience: from Helen Whitehouse Walker to the dawn of positive training 1933-84, counter-modernity: resistance to the positive training revolution: 1980s-2000s, and be more dog: towards an affirmative biopolitics.
For though we differ in kind from other animals, we remain yet animals, and our animality is not foreign to our openness to being.
The challenge here is for humans to overcome their limitations and acclimate to the world of the animals, thereby suggesting that there is a role for animality in Buddhism after all.