animal faith


Definition of animal faith

: instinctive belief without rational foundation used especially in the philosophy of George Santayana

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First Known Use of animal faith

1831, in the meaning defined above

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“Animal faith.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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