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Meaning of BESTIAL

Pronunciation:  'beschul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility; "beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners"
 

BESTIAL is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: beastly, brute(a), brutish, inhumane
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Bes"tial\, n.
    A domestic animal; also collectively, cattle; as, other kinds
    of bestial. [Scot.]
    
    
 
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