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animalist

[an-uh-muh-list] /ˈæn ə mə lɪst/
noun
1.
a person driven by animal appetites; sensualist.
2.
an advocate of the theory of animalism.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; animal + -ist
Related forms
animalistic, adjective
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  • Others' animalistic qualities are even more polluting.
  • animalistic emotionalism is merely childish hysteria, not thought or reason.
  • Other decorative elements include zoomorphic imagery, or animalistic carvings.
  • To me that is unacceptable and is animalistic in nature.
  • The traps are meant to reflect on humans' animalistic tendencies and their means of adaptation.
British Dictionary definitions for animalistic

animalistic

/ˈænɪməˌlɪstɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling an animal or animals; brutish
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Word Origin and History for animalistic
adj.

1877; see animal (n.) + -istic.

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