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BEASTLY (beastlier, beastliest)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does beastly mean? 

BEASTLY (adjective)
  The adjective BEASTLY has 2 senses:

1. very unpleasant
2. resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

  Familiarity information: BEASTLY used as an adjective is rare.


BEASTLY (adverb)
  The adverb BEASTLY has 1 sense:

1. in a beastly manner

  Familiarity information: BEASTLY used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BEASTLY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Very unpleasant

Synonyms:

beastly; god-awful; hellish

Context examples:

hellish weather / stop that god-awful racket

Similar:

unpleasant (disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings)


Sense 2beastly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

Synonyms:

bestial; brute; brutish; beastly

Context examples:

beastly desires / a bestial nature / brute force / a dull and brutish man / bestial treatment of prisoners

Similar:

inhumane (lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion)


BEASTLY (adverb)


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Meaning:

In a beastly manner

Context example:

she behaved beastly toward her mother-in-law

Pertainym:

beastly (resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility)


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