animalism

animalism

[an-uh-muh-liz-uhm]
noun
1.
preoccupation with or motivation by sensual, physical, or carnal appetites rather than moral, spiritual, or intellectual forces.
2.
the theory that human beings lack a spiritual nature.

Origin:
1825–35; animal(ize) + -ism

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animalism (ˈænɪməˌlɪzəm)
 
n
1.  satisfaction of or preoccupation with physical matters; sensuality
2.  the doctrine or belief that man lacks a spiritual nature
3.  a trait or mode of behaviour typical of animals
 
'animalist
 
n

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