of or like a beast; bestial.
Informal. nasty; unpleasant; disagreeable.
Chiefly British Informal. very; exceedingly: It's beastly cold out.
British Informal. disagreeably; outrageously: beastly rude.
- beast·li·ness, noun
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How to use beastly in a sentence
The MSI Vector GP66 packs Intel’s most powerful 12th-generation mobile processor, the beastly Core i9-12900H, making it a processing powerhouse.
Some medical ethicists called the operation a “beastly business” that lacked moral clarity.Will animal-to-human organ transplants overcome their complicated history? | Laura Beil | January 31, 2022 | Science News
AmazonFoam rolling after a beastly workout can help prevent injuries.
Think about all of the sitcoms you’ve seen where family members are beastly to each other, only for them to realize in the end that they’re family and that means something.
In “The Devil Wears Prada,” which premiered in 2006, Anne Hathaway’s tortured underling gets to prove that she does know better than her beastly boss.How ‘The Bold Type’ went from an irresistible feminist fantasy to an out-of-touch disappointment | Inkoo Kang | July 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Fumes filled the arena, engines revved, and the beastly vehicles made their way out on to the spotlight.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture | Eliza Krigman | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 2010 Samaras gave TFLCar.com a tour of his beastly vehicle and the instruments he used to monitor storms.Tim Samaras, Storm Chaser Extraordinaire: See the Highlights (VIDEO) | The Daily Beast Video | June 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And werewolves were about losing yourself to your “beastly side,” which must have been terrifying if you were a Victorian.Maggie Stiefvater Talks New Novel ‘The Raven Boys,’ Fast Cars, and YA Fiction | Doug Stanton | September 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It'll be beastly dull for her at The Warren, you see, poor girl; and she doesn't seem to jump at Spunyarn, though he does hang on.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
beastly nuisance; we shall all have to clear out, for I suppose it won't be a mere matter of scratches.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
The submarine scare is full on; the beastly things have frightened us more than all the Turks and all their German guns.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
The weather was what the natives call "beastly hot," and really was as near an approach to summer as we had experienced so far.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
"Don't sing those beastly things," I said to Marguerite, imploringly.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) | Alexandre Dumas, fils
British Dictionary definitions for beastly
informal unpleasant; disagreeable; nasty: beastly weather
obsolete of or like a beast; bestial
informal (intensifier): the weather is so beastly hot
- beastliness, noun
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