animality

[ an-uh-mal-i-tee ]
/ ˌæn əˈmæl ɪ ti /

noun

the state of being an animal.
the animal nature or instincts of human beings.

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Origin of animality

1605–15; animal + -ity, modeled on carnality

OTHER WORDS FROM animality

non·an·i·mal·i·ty, nounsu·per·an·i·mal·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for animality

animality
/ (ˌænɪˈmælɪtɪ) /

noun

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