Meaning of animalness in English:

animalness

Pronunciation /ˈanɪməlnəs/ /ˈanɪm(ə)lnəs/

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noun

  • Animality 2.

    rare before late 19th century.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Nathan Bailey (d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster. From animal + -ness.