animalism animalism

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature
  2. (n) preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites

Usage(s):

  1. It gives us an outlet for our animalism far less injurious than war.
  2. I shall miss many features of your magazine, but can readily forego them for the sake of avoiding the stench of debasing animalism which so mars your otherwise beautiful journal.
  3. The whole city, lusting and pulsing in greedy dark animalism, was a city of Winkelbergs.

Quotes

  • "Instead of assured progress in wisdom and decency," King wrote, "man faces the ever present possibility of swift relapse not merely to animalism but into such calculated cruelty as no other animal can practice."
    on May 18, 2004 By: Martin Luther King Source: National Review Online

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