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Synonyms for animal
ˈæn ə məlan·i·mal

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.8 / 4 votes

  1. animal

    An animal is a sentient being, distinct from inanimate matter and from vegetable life on the one side and from mental and spiritual existence on the other. Thus man is properly classified as an animal. But because the animal life is the lowest and rudest part of his being and that which he shares with inferior creatures, to call any individual man an animal is to imply that the animal nature has undue supremacy, and so is deep condemnation or utter insult. The brute is the animal viewed as dull to all finer feeling; the beast is looked upon as a being of appetites. To call a man a brute is to imply that he is unfeeling and cruel; to call him a beast is to indicate that he is vilely sensual. We speak of the cruel father as a brute to his children; of the drunkard as making a beast of himself. So firmly are these figurative senses established that we now incline to avoid applying brute or beast to any creature, as a horse or dog, for which we have any affection; we prefer in such cases the word animal. Creature is a word of wide signification, including all the things that God has created, whether inanimate objects, plants, animals, angels, or men. The animals of a region are collectively called its fauna.

    Synonyms:
    beast, brute, fauna, living creature, living organism, sentient being

    Antonyms:
    angel, inanimate object, man, matter, mind, mineral, soul, spirit, substance (material), vegetable

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaadjective

    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

    Synonyms:
    zoology, puppet, fauna, tool, animate being, wight, wildcat, brute, beast, wolf, creature, savage

    Antonyms:
    mental

  2. animal(a), carnal, fleshly, sensualadjective

    marked by the appetites and passions of the body

    "animal instincts"; "carnal knowledge"; "fleshly desire"; "a sensual delight in eating"; "music is the only sensual pleasure without vice"

    Antonyms:
    mental

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  1. organismnoun

    i am studying an animal. or i am studying an organism.

    Submitted by christinam.88369 on October 20, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes3.5 / 2 votes

  1. animalnoun

    Synonyms:
    creature, living being, created being

  2. animalnoun

    Synonyms:
    BEAST, BRUTE, irrational creature, dumb creature, beast of the field, fowl of the air, denizen of the deep

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How to use animal in a sentence?

  1. Simone Pika:

    Chimpanzees eat insects but we did not know that they catch and use them to treat their wounds, hence, they not only have an understanding of their food species( plants, insects, monkeys, birds, reptiles) but probably also about characteristics of other animal species that help to act against injuries.

  2. Mike Habib:

    Occasionally, the head comes down, and some poor screaming animal goes down the gullet, and it's just rinse, wash and repeat.

  3. Donald White:

    Everyone is a keyboard hero these days. 75 percent of people would've said nothing at all and left the elk. Or they would've took it home. And the conservation would never knew, when I put my post up on Facebook yes I was a excited Dad. And also I wanted to make people aware that there is elk in northern Missouri. Donald White said his daughter has faced social media bullying since the incident. (Donald White) There’s no hunting season for elk in Missouri. The state’s conservation department reintroduced the animal at Peck Ranch Conservation Area in 2011 and is currently growing a herd. However, the elk Wilson shot was about 200 miles away from the herd, Springfield News-Leader reported. There are no reports of elk in this area. It was kind of a surprise to us. There was no evidence of any ear tags or collars on this one.

  4. Scott Poore:

    Seven nights in an animal shelter is quite a long time I have to admit.

  5. Darla Zelenitsky:

    If we look at the eggshells with a microscope, we can see the tiny structures that make up the eggshell, these eggshell structures reveal the type of dinosaur or animal that laid the eggs.


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