animalism

noun
an·​i·​mal·​ism | \ˈa-nə-mə-ˌli-zəm \

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animalistic \ˌa-​nə-​mə-​ˈlis-​tik \ adjective

Examples of animalism in a Sentence

without law and order, society would quickly devolve into a state of animalism

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The Seven Commandments (Revised) of Orwellian Animalism: This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. John Brownlee, WIRED, "No Animal Shall Walk On 2 Legs," 15 Jan. 2007

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First Known Use of animalism

1814, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of animalism was in 1814

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