Definitions

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  • adj. In the manner of an animal; savage; untamed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or pertaining to animalism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or characterized by animalism; sensual.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or pertaining to animalism

Etymologies

From animal +‎ -istic. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's a pride that comes across most potently in a beautifully staged scene where Stanley listens unseen while his sister-in-law denigrates what she calls his animalistic, subhuman behavior.

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  • It's a pride that comes across most potently in a beautifully staged scene where Stanley listens unseen while his sister-in-law denigrates what she calls his animalistic, subhuman behaviour.

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  • We destroy ourselves when we separate ourselves from that which is divine within us by 'trading' it for that which is temporal, base and 'animalistic' - of this world.

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  • Well there is a great deal of it, particularly in the beginning of the book, and it is incredibly raw and animalistic, which is actually where the relationship is between the two main characters.

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  • Without adequate moral constraints, people are animalistic, which is why cannibalism, human sacrifice and slavery have been the rule of history, not the exception.

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  • How far do you have to be pushed to go into that kind of animalistic behavior?

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  • Ah well, all of this has more to do with his own psychological dynamics than much else but technology is not "out of this world" or some supposed selection against the selections of Mommy Nature, nor are animals inherently good while humans are "animalistic" in the way they breed.

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  • She was bold and confident and fearless and she made love with the kind of animalistic abandon that most guys only dreamed about, but never got to experience.

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  • An "animalistic" Cameron Diaz says she travels the globe for sex and admits she wasn't a virgin when she got together with her first boyfriend at age 16.

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  • We are not outside of nature; we are it's product, a result of ancestral selection pressures and natural and sexual selection. besides, 'animalistic' is the term people use when they disapprove of nature; when they approve of nature, they call it 'natural'.

    The Guardian World News

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