OTHER WORDS FROM animisman·i·mist, adjectivean·i·mis·tic, adjective
How to use animism in a sentence
What Si-Qin proposes is a sort of cyber-age animism that rejects traditional Western divisions between human and nature, mind and body, and life and death.In the galleries: Referencing the revered Washington colorists and beyond|Mark Jenkins|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
Those attached to a deity as "attendants" appear to represent the original animistic group from which he evolved.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
The East Indies, where the population is native, are Animistic.The Necessity of Atheism|Dr. D.M. Brooks
In other words, will the animistic hypothesis suffice to solve the problem and to do away with the Spiritualistic hypothesis?Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
Where the animistic habit is present in the naive form, its scope and range of application are not defined or limited.
This animistic explanation of phenomena is a form of the fallacy which the logicians knew by the name of ignava ratio.
British Dictionary definitions for animism
Derived forms of animismanimist, nounanimistic (ˌænɪˈmɪstɪk), adjective
Word Origin for animism
Cultural definitions for animism (1 of 2)
Cultural definitions for animism (2 of 2)
The belief, common among so-called primitive people, that objects and natural phenomena, such as rivers, rocks, and wind, are alive and have feelings and intentions. Animistic beliefs form the basis of many cults. (See also fetish and totemism.)