animalism :

Search Words
You can search or browse for words

animalism


  • n  the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature
  • n  preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites

  • Poet Heyward's province is South CarolinaNegro life along the waterfront of old Charleston, with the atavistic rhythms, religion and animalism firmly rendered, the dialect .
  • Yet "frank animalism" was lacking.
  • Sam Peckinpah's harrowing portrait of heroism turned to animalism as a shy mathematician (Dustin Hoffman) fights off thugs besieging his house.

Bee Dictionary: Search, browse, look at common errors, idioms and more.