Beast"ly (?), a.

1.

Pertaining to, or having the form, nature, or habits of, a beast.

Beastly divinities and droves of gods. Prior.

2.

Characterizing the nature of a beast; contrary to the nature and dignity of man; brutal; filthy.

The beastly vice of drinking to excess. Swift.

3.

Abominable; as, beastly weather.

[Colloq. Eng.]

Syn. -- Bestial; brutish; irrational; sensual; degrading.

 

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