As adjectives the difference between primal and animalistic
is that primal
is being the first in time, or history while animalistic
is in the manner of an animal; savage; untamed.
Being the first in time, or history.
Being of greatest importance; primary.
(meat trade) Being one of the pieces of meat initially separated from the carcass during butchering, prior to division into smaller cuts.
- primal man
* (first in time or history ): aboriginal, primaeval/primeval, primordial
* (being of greatest importance ): primary
* primal therapist
* primal therapy
In the manner of an animal; savage; untamed.