animalist

[ an-uh-muh-list ]
/ ˈæn ə mə lɪst /

noun

a person driven by animal appetites; sensualist.
an advocate of the theory of animalism.

Nearby words

  1. animalcule,
  2. animalculum,
  3. animalia,
  4. animalier,
  5. animalism,
  6. animalistic,
  7. animality,
  8. animalize,
  9. animally,
  10. animate

Origin of animalist

First recorded in 1830–40; animal + -ist

Related formsan·i·mal·is·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for animalistic

animalistic

/ (ˈænɪməˌlɪstɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling an animal or animals; brutish
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Word Origin and History for animalistic

animalistic

adj.

1877; see animal (n.) + -istic.

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