noun. preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites.
noun. the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature.
- school of thought
- philosophical system
Sentences with animalism
1. Noun, singular or mass
Dexter, meanwhile, feels there is nothing to "cure his illusion as to her desirability," a direct correlative to the animalism versus refinement conflict that fascinated Fitzgerald.