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Synonyms for animal
ˈæn ə məlan·i·mal

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  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. Misty Buswell:

    Families (Save the Children interviewed) spoke of sick babies dying at checkpoints, vets (veterinary surgeons) treating humans, and children forced to eat animal feed as they cower in basements from airstrikes.

  2. Ken Smith:

    These occasional instances of human to animal transmission of Covid-19 do not in any way detract from the fact that all current evidence shows that the pandemic is driven by human to human transmission.

  3. John Koh:

    We can see that the industry is moving towards animal-free testing, so we really want to offer a solution to testing on the skin without using animal or human skin.

  4. Bert Jacobs:

    Once there is a good animal model which gives symptoms after SARS-CoV-2 infection, we can ask if vaccination decreases or enhances pathogenesis, these may be longer term studies that could take several months.

  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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