[ US /ˈænəməst/ ]
[ UK /ˈænɪmˌɪst/ ]
  1. one who accepts the doctrine of animism
  1. of or pertaining to the doctrine of animism
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How To Use animist In A Sentence

  • The Wetu Telu—a Muslim people who maintain some animist traditions—believe luhluh seal in the smell of a dead body so it will not disturb the spirits of Mount Rinjani.
  • The term Animism may, as far as I can see, be quite well applied to the social affiliation, for the latter is evidently only a case in which the individual projects his own degree of consciousness into the human group around him instead of into the animals or the trees, but it is a case of which the justice is so obvious that the modern man can intellectually seize and understand it, and consequently he does not tar it with the 'animistic' brush. Pagan and Christian creeds: their origin and meaning
  • Composed of southerners who are mostly black and Christian or animist, it fought those in the largely Arab, Muslim north. Sudan Vote Sets President on Path
  • Adat derives in part from the ancient animist and Hindu belief system of the Minangkabau, which existed before the arrival of Islam to Sumatra.
  • My feeling is that the implicit function is the inculcation of abstract systematic thinking - which is necessary for modernizing societies, but is not a spontaneous human attribute (we are naturally 'animistic'). School Reform, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • The pre-Christian religion of the Fijians was both animistic and polytheistic, and included a cult of chiefly ancestors.
  • If this spectacle amazes one to-day, what emotions must it not have aroused in the breasts of the earlier folk, whose outlook on the world was so much more direct than ours -- more 'animistic' if you like! Pagan and Christian creeds: their origin and meaning
  • The ancient Pacific religions have been animistic religions, that is very, very close relationships between human and the natural elements.
  • On theoretical grounds it is probable that animatism preceded animism; but savage thought is no more consistent than that of civilized man; and it may well be that animistic and panthelistic doctrines are held simultaneously by the same person. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1
  • Muslims as well as Christians have strict views on sexual conduct, and even animists are expressing their desire to restore older mores.
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