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animality

[an-uh-mal-i-tee]
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noun
  1. the state of being an animal.
  2. the animal nature or instincts of human beings.
  3. animal kingdom.

Origin of animality

1605–15; animal + -ity, modeled on carnality
Related formsnon·an·i·mal·i·ty, nounsu·per·an·i·mal·i·ty, noun
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Examples from the Web for animality

Historical Examples

  • Humanity is (as Comte thought) a higher degree of animality.

    Modern Skepticism

    C. J. Ellicott

  • Add intellectuality to animality, and you merely get an intellectual animal.

    Modern Skepticism

    C. J. Ellicott

  • Should we not far rather imagine that in these masses there is a mixture of animality?

    The Sea

    Jules Michelet

  • Animality is every where, filling every thing and peopling every thing.

    The Sea

    Jules Michelet

  • "Animality" is the starting-point; "humanity," its opposite, is the goal of development.

    Anarchism

    E. V. Zenker


British Dictionary definitions for animality

animality

noun
  1. the animal side of man, as opposed to the intellectual or spiritual
  2. the fact of being or having the characteristics of an animal
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