Primal vs Animalistic - What's the difference?

primal | animalistic |


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.

primal

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Being the first in time, or history.
  • primal man
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * (first in time or history ): aboriginal, primaeval/primeval, primordial * (being of greatest importance ): primary

    Derived terms

    * primal therapist * primal therapy * primality * primally

    animalistic

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • In the manner of an animal; savage; untamed.