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animality

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noun an·i·mal·i·ty \ˌa-nə-ˈma-lə-tē\

Definition of animality

  1. 1 :  a quality or nature associated with animals: a :  vitality b :  a natural unrestrained unreasoned response to physical drives or stimuli

  2. 2 :  the animal nature of human beings



Examples of animality

  1. <in his portrayal the actor emphasizes the working-class hunk's fundamental animality>



1615

First Known Use of animality

1615


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