Part of speech: noun

The state of being a mere animal.

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Usage examples "animalism":

  1. He had never heard of either of these works, and had no desire whatever for the restoration of society on a primitive basis of animalism, modified by light literature, clothing, and the moral law. - "Audrey Craven", May Sinclair.
  2. Cunning little dark eyes relieved the countenance of the Baron Giraud from mere animalism. - "Dross", Henry Seton Merriman.
  3. He looked like a big eater and animalism is repugnant to most of us. - "Gilbert Keith Chesterton", Maisie Ward.