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4 definitions found
 for bestial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bestial \Bes"tial\, a. [F. bestial, L. bestialis, fr. bestia
     beast. See Beast.]
     1. Belonging to a beast, or to the class of beasts.
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              Among the bestial herds to range.     --Milton.
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     2. Having the qualities of a beast; brutal; below the dignity
        of reason or humanity; irrational; carnal; beastly;
        sensual. --Shak.
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     Syn: Brutish; beastly; brutal; carnal; vile; low; depraved;
          sensual; filthy.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bestial \Bes"tial\, n.
     A domestic animal; also collectively, cattle; as, other kinds
     of bestial. [Scot.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bestial
      adj 1: resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility;
             "beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a
             dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners"
             [syn: beastly, bestial, brute(a), brutish,
             brutal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  109 Moby Thesaurus words for "bestial":
     Adamic, Circean, Draconian, Gothic, Neanderthal, Tartarean, animal,
     animalian, animalic, animalistic, anthropophagous, atrocious,
     barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, beastlike, beastly, bloodthirsty,
     bloody, bloody-minded, bodily, brutal, brutalized, brute,
     brutelike, brutish, cannibalistic, carnal, carnal-minded, coarse,
     cruel, cruel-hearted, demoniac, demoniacal, devilish, diabolic,
     dumb, earthy, fallen, fell, feral, ferine, ferocious, fiendish,
     fiendlike, fierce, fleshly, gross, hellish, ill-bred, impolite,
     infernal, inhuman, inhumane, instinctive, instinctual, kill-crazy,
     lapsed, malign, malignant, material, materialistic, merciless,
     mindless, murderous, noncivilized, nonrational, nonspiritual,
     orgiastic, outlandish, physical, pitiless, postlapsarian,
     primitive, rough-and-ready, ruthless, sadistic, sanguinary,
     sanguineous, satanic, savage, sharkish, slavering, subhuman,
     swinish, tameless, troglodytic, truculent, unchristian, uncivil,
     uncivilized, uncombed, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, ungentle,
     unhuman, unkempt, unlicked, unpolished, unrefined, unspiritual,
     untamed, vicious, wild, wolfish, zoic, zooidal, zoologic
  
  

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