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animal

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of animal

  1. of or relating to the human body had intellectual as well as animal needs Synonyms of animal physical, bodily, carnal, corporal, corporeal, fleshly, material, somaticWords Related to animal anatomic (or anatomical), physiological (or physiologic); sensual, sensuous; hand-to-handNear Antonyms of animal cerebral, inner, intellectual, mental, psychological (also psychologic); bodiless, immaterial, incorporeal, insubstantial, spiritual; ethereal, metaphysical, psychic (also psychical)Antonyms of animal nonmaterial, nonphysical

Synonym Discussion of animal

carnal, fleshly, sensual, animal mean having a relation to the body. carnal may mean only this but more often connotes derogatorily an action or manifestation of a person's lower nature.
    • a slave to carnal desires
fleshly is less derogatory than carnal.
    • a saint who had experienced fleshly temptations
sensual may apply to any gratification of a bodily desire or pleasure but commonly implies sexual appetite with absence of the spiritual or intellectual.
    • fleshpots providing sensual delights
animal stresses the physical as distinguished from the rational nature of a person.
    • led a mindless animal existence

animal

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of animal

  1. one of the lower animals as distinguished from human beings we saw a lot of animals at the wildlife refuge—cranes, alligators, deer, a fox, even an armadillo Synonyms of animal beast, beastie, brute, creature, critter Words Related to animal blastie [Scottish], varmint, vermin; biped, quadruped; carnivore, herbivore, insectivore; invertebrate, vertebrate; domestic animal, pet; feral; livestock, stock


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