an·​i·​mal·​ism | \ ˈa-nə-mə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce animalism (audio) \

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animalistic \ ˌa-​nə-​mə-​ˈli-​stik How to pronounce animalistic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of animalism in a Sentence

without law and order, society would quickly devolve into a state of animalism
Recent Examples on the Web 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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1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Animalism.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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to assert without proof or before proving

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