animality

noun an·i·mal·i·ty \ 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 in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of animality

1615

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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