What does the word animalism mean?

Usage examples for 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 by May Sinclair
  2. Cunning little dark eyes relieved the countenance of the Baron Giraud from mere animalism. – Dross by Henry Seton Merriman
  3. He looked like a big eater and animalism is repugnant to most of us. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward