- bes·tial·ly, adverb
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How to use bestial in a sentence
bestial signifies amongst Scottish agriculturists cattle generally, the whole aggregate number of beasts on the farm.Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character | Edward Bannerman Ramsay
bestial, in modern usage, implies an intensified and degrading animalism.English Synonyms and Antonyms | James Champlin Fernald
bestial in the uncertain light Hanuman leered with his carven mask.Shadows in Zamboula | Robert E. Howard
bestial, best′i-al, adj. like a beast: rude: brutally sensual.
Best′ialism, irrationality; bestial′ity, beastliness: disgusting vice.
British Dictionary definitions for bestial
brutal or savage
sexually depraved; carnal
lacking in refinement; brutish
of or relating to a beast
- bestially, adverb
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