a) The nature of an animal

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  • animality — animality, animalism are not always clearly distinguished when they are used to denote animal nature, character, or springs of action in a man or in men. Animality is often preferred when it is desired to suggest likenesses between men and… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Animality — An i*mal i*ty, n. [Cf. F. animalit[ e].] Animal existence or nature. Locke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • animality — ► NOUN ▪ human behaviour characteristic of animals, especially in being physical and instinctive …   English terms dictionary

  • animality — [an΄i mal′ə tē] n. [Fr animalité < LL animalitas: see ANIMAL] 1. animal characteristics or nature 2. animal life 3. the animal instincts or nature in human beings …   English World dictionary

  • Animality — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Animality >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 animal life animal life Sgm: N 1 animation animation animality animalization Sgm: N 1 animalness animalness corporeal nature human system Sgm: N 1 breath breath …   English dictionary for students

  • animality — noun Date: 1615 1. a quality or nature associated with animals: a. vitality b. a natural unrestrained unreasoned response to physical drives or stimuli 2. the animal nature of human beings …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • animality — /an euh mal i tee/, n. 1. the state of being an animal. 2. the animal nature or instincts of human beings. 3. See animal kingdom. [1605 15; ANIMAL + ITY, modeled on CARNALITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • animality — Synonyms and related words: Adam, Animalia, Gothicism, Neanderthalism, acuteness, and fish, animal kingdom, animal life, animalism, atrociousness, atrocity, barbarism, barbarity, barbarousness, bawdiness, beastliness, beasts, beasts of field,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • animality — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A preoccupation with the body and satisfaction of its desires: animalism, carnality, fleshliness, physicality, sensuality. See BODY …   English dictionary for students

  • animality — n. qualities associated with animals; bestiality …   English contemporary dictionary

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