animality


an·i·mal·i·ty

noun \ˌa-nə-ˈma-lə-tē\

Definition of ANIMALITY

1
:  a quality or nature associated with animals:
a :  vitality
b :  a natural unrestrained unreasoned response to physical drives or stimuli
2
:  the animal nature of human beings

Examples of ANIMALITY

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

First Known Use of ANIMALITY

1615

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