animality

[an-uh-mal-i-tee]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. animalia,
  2. animalier,
  3. animalism,
  4. animalist,
  5. animalistic,
  6. animalize,
  7. animally,
  8. animate,
  9. animated,
  10. animated cartoon

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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British Dictionary definitions for animality

animality

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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