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Definition of "animality" []

  • The characteristics or nature of an animal. (noun)
  • Animals considered as a group; the animal kingdom. (noun)
  • The animal instincts of humans as distinct from their 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 "animality" in a sentence
  • "In a world that can sometimes be disgusting, we evolved an upper tier of emotional longing -- the aspiration for purity -- to keep us balanced in this satyricon of carnal delights where animality beckons and frequently wins."
  • "Scientists, philosophers and quite a few toilers in the humanities believe—and would have the rest of us believe—that nothing fundamental separates humanity from animality."
  • "All my days had been passed in comparative ignorance of the animality of man."