What is another word for animalism?

Pronunciation: [ˈanɪməlˌɪzəm] (IPA)

Animalism refers to the characteristics or traits that are inherent in or commonly associated with animals. Some suitable synonyms for animalism include brutishness, wildness, ferocity, savagery, and beastliness. These words all convey a sense of untamed or primal behavior. Other synonyms for animalism include animality, bestiality, instinctiveness, and natureliness, which emphasize the innate or instinctive qualities of animals. Often, when used in a negative context, animalism can connote a lack of self-control or rationality. In contrast, words like vitality, earthiness, or naturalness may suggest a positive, fertile quality that is present in both animals and humans.

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What are the hypernyms for Animalism?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Animalism?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for animalism?

The word "animalism" can mean a variety of things, including a belief in the spiritual or physical supremacy of animals over humans, or the practice of living like an animal. Some potential antonyms for "animalism" might include "humanity," "civilization," "grace," "decency," or "morality." These words all suggest a counterbalance to the untamed, instinctual aspects of animalism, emphasizing instead the virtues of rational thought, personal responsibility, and ethical behavior. Whether used in a philosophical, religious, or social context, these antonyms offer a way to reject animalistic tendencies and embrace a more elevated, intentional way of living.

Usage examples for Animalism

It came over me slowly, this phase of rebellious animalism, like a mantle falling over me.
"To-morrow?"
Victoria Cross
And then Waterbury's better self gained supremacy; contrition, self-hatred rushing in like a fierce tidal wave and swamping the last vestige of animalism.
"Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course"
W. B. M. Ferguson
The present, the future, did not exist; only the past lived-lived with all the animalism of a rank growth.
"Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course"
W. B. M. Ferguson

Famous quotes with Animalism

  • Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.
    C. C. Colton
  • The presence that thus rose so strangely beside the waters, is expressive of what in the ways of a thousand years men had come to desire. Hers is the head upon which all "the ends of the world are come," and the eyelids are a little weary. It is a beauty wrought out from within upon the flesh, the deposit, little cell by cell, of strange thoughts and fantastic reveries and exquisite passions. Set it for a moment beside one of those white Greek goddesses or beautiful women of antiquity, and how would they be troubled by this beauty, into which the soul with all its maladies has passed! All the thoughts and experience of the world have etched and moulded there, in that which they have of power to refine and make expressive the outward form, the animalism of Greece, the lust of Rome, the reverie of the middle age with its spiritual ambition and imaginative loves, the return of the Pagan world, the sins of the Borgias. She is older than the rocks among which she sits; like the vampire, she has been dead many times, and learned the secrets of the grave; and has been a diver in deep seas, and keeps their fallen day about her; and trafficked for strange webs with Eastern merchants: and, as Leda, was the mother of Helen of Troy, and, as Saint Anne, the mother of Mary; and all this has been to her but as the sound of lyres and flutes, and lives only in the delicacy with which it has moulded the changing lineaments, and tinged the eyelids and the hands. The fancy of a perpetual life, sweeping together ten thousand experiences, is an old one; and modern thought has conceived the idea of humanity as wrought upon by, and summing up in itself, all modes of thought and life. Certainly Lady Lisa might stand as the embodiment of the old fancy, the symbol of the modern idea.
    Walter Pater
  • I have no more faith in poor men's animalism than in rich men's. And I want no proletarian revolution until the proletariat has demonstrated devotion to reason which the rich, with larger opportunities to cultivate that virtue, have so universally failed to achieve.
    Milton S. Mayer

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