Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or characterized by animalism; sensual.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective of or pertaining to animalism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective In the manner of an animal; savage; untamed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or pertaining to animalism

Etymologies

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From animal +‎ -istic.

Examples

  • It's a pride that comes across most potently in a beautifully staged scene where Stanley listens unseen while his sister-in-law denigrates what she calls his animalistic, subhuman behavior.

    Fore, right!

  • It's a pride that comes across most potently in a beautifully staged scene where Stanley listens unseen while his sister-in-law denigrates what she calls his animalistic, subhuman behaviour.

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  • It's a pride that comes across most potently in a beautifully staged scene where Stanley listens unseen while his sister-in-law denigrates what she calls his animalistic, subhuman behaviour.

    Brandon Sun Online - Top Stories

  • We destroy ourselves when we separate ourselves from that which is divine within us by 'trading' it for that which is temporal, base and 'animalistic' - of this world.

    What did Francis mean by 'Poverty'?

  • Well there is a great deal of it, particularly in the beginning of the book, and it is incredibly raw and animalistic, which is actually where the relationship is between the two main characters.

    Book Review - Erotomania: A Romance

  • Well there is a great deal of it, particularly in the beginning of the book, and it is incredibly raw and animalistic, which is actually where the relationship is between the two main characters.

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  • Without adequate moral constraints, people are animalistic, which is why cannibalism, human sacrifice and slavery have been the rule of history, not the exception.

    The New American

  • Without adequate moral constraints, people are animalistic, which is why cannibalism, human sacrifice and slavery have been the rule of history, not the exception.

    The New American

  • Without adequate moral constraints, people are animalistic, which is why cannibalism, human sacrifice and slavery have been the rule of history, not the exception.

    The New American

  • How far do you have to be pushed to go into that kind of animalistic behavior?

    Buzzine » Mena Suvari Interview

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