Synonyms of animal
1 creatureDictionary • He was attacked by wild animals.
creature • Many cultures believe that every living creature possesses a spirit.
beast • the threats our ancestors faced from wild beasts
brute • a big brute of a dog
2 bruteDictionary • He was an animal in his younger days.
brute • a drunken brute
devil • the savage devils who mugged a helpless old woman
monster • You make me sound like an absolute monster!
savage • Our orchestra is a bunch of savages.
beast • a sex beast who subjected two sisters to a terrifying ordeal
bastard (informal, offensive)
barbarian • Our maths teacher was a bully and a complete barbarian.
physicalDictionary • When he was drunk, he showed his animal side.
physical • No unmarried girl would dare to indulge in physical love.
bodily • There's more to eating than just bodily needs.
sensual • sensual pleasure
carnal • Their passion became inflamed and their carnal desires ran wild.
brutish • The man was brutish and coarse.
bestial • the bestial conditions into which the city has sunk
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barbarianIf you describe someone as a barbarian, you disapprove of them because they behave in a way that is cruel or uncivilized.
• Our maths teacher was a bully and a complete barbarian.
beastYou can refer to an animal as a beast, especially if it is a large, dangerous, or unusual one.
• the threats our ancestors faced from wild beasts
beastIf you refer to a man as a beast, you mean that his behaviour, especially his sexual behaviour, is very violent and uncontrolled.
• a sex beast who subjected two sisters to a terrifying ordeal
Thesaurus for animal from the Collins English Thesaurus
any living organism characterized by voluntary movement, the possession of cells with noncellulose cell walls and specialized sense organs enabling rapid response to stimuli, and the ingestion of complex organic substances such as plants and other an...