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Definition of "animalism" []

  • Enjoyment of vigorous health and physical drives. (noun)
  • Indifference to all but the physical appetites. (noun)
  • The doctrine that humans are merely animals with no spiritual nature. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "animalism" in a sentence
  • "Its position will be recognized on the vertical line between the frontal and occipital, as it is not an element of energy and success, nor of debility, but simply an element of debasing animalism, which is not destitute of force."
  • "This view is also sometimes called animalism (e.g.,"
  • "When we animals never drink only just enough to satisfy thirst, never eat except when we have genuine appetites, never indulge in any sort of debauch, and never strain excess till we sink into the slough of satiety, shall "animalism" be a word to designate all that men and women dare to do?"