Definition of bestial in English:

bestial

Line breaks: bes|tial
Pronunciation: /ˈbɛstɪəl
 
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adjective

Derivatives

bestialize

(also bestialise) verb
More example sentences
  • They have become bestialized, who do not see that all beauty, all human beauty, lies in this quality of mind.
  • It seems that 37 years as occupiers have bestialised our society and left it bereft even of common decency.
  • At a meeting of Britain's leading scientists, critics attack Darwin's theory for bestializing humankind.

bestially

adverb
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  • There's also some bestially played guitar and sawed-off fiddling ’, strangled cascades of notes that goes well with the loosely tethered drumming.
  • The serpent, the most subtle beast of the field… Who made it to be like that, a bestial part of the body able to understand bestially and desire bestially?
  • He saw the corpse and his eyes bulged horrifically before he crashed to his knees, sprawled out bestially on all fours and vomited all over the corpse.

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin bestialis, from Latin bestia 'beast'.

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