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animalism

Noun

1 the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature
2 preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites [syn: physicality]

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English

Noun

  1. The doctrine that humans are merely animals, and lack any spirituality
  2. The enjoyment of physical appetites

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Adam, Marxism, animality, atomism, beastliness, behaviorism, bestiality, brutality, brutishness, carnal nature, carnal-mindedness, carnality, coarseness, commonsense realism, dialectical materialism, earthiness, earthliness, empiricism, epiphenomenalism, fallen nature, fallen state, flesh, fleshliness, grossness, historical materialism, hylomorphism, hylotheism, hylozoism, lapsed state, lasciviousness, lecherousness, lechery, licentiousness, lustfulness, materialism, mechanism, natural realism, naturalism, new realism, nonspirituality, physicalism, physicism, positive philosophy, positivism, postlapsarian state, pragmaticism, pragmatism, realism, representative realism, secularism, sensualism, sensuality, substantialism, swinishness, temporality, the Old Adam, the beast, the flesh, the offending Adam, unchastity, unspirituality, voluptuousness, worldliness
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