Bes"tial (?), a. [F. bestial, L. bestialis, fr. bestia beast. See Beast.]

1.

Belonging to a beast, or to the class of beasts.

Among the bestial herds to range. Milton.

2.

Having the qualities of a beast; brutal; below the dignity of reason or humanity; irrational; carnal; beastly; sensual.

Shak.

Syn. -- Brutish; beastly; brutal; carnal; vile; low; depraved; sensual; filthy.

 

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Bes"tial, n.

A domestic animal; also collectively, cattle; as, other kinds of bestial.

[Scot.]

 

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