beastly

  • 1Beastly — Beast ly (b[=e]st l[y^]), a. 1. Pertaining to, or having the form, nature, or habits of, a beast. [1913 Webster] Beastly divinities and droves of gods. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterizing the nature of a beast; contrary to the nature and… …

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  • 2beastly — c.1200, brutish, sensual, debased; late 14c., in the manner of a beast, from BEAST (Cf. beast) + LY (Cf. ly) (1). Weakened in British upper crust use to awfully, exceedingly by mid 19c. Beastly drunk is from 1803 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3beastly — [adv1] savage; vulgar abominable, animal, barbarous, base, bestial, boorish, brutal, brute, brutish, carnal, coarse, cruel, degraded, depraved, disgusting, feral, ferine, foul, gluttonous, gross, inhuman, irrational, loathsome, low, monstrous,… …

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  • 4beastly — [bēst′lē] adj. beastlier, beastliest 1. of, like, or characteristic of a beast; bestial, brutal, etc. 2. Informal disagreeable; unpleasant adv. beastlier, beastliest [Brit. Informal] very [beastly bad news] beastliness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 5beastly — index brutal, disreputable, heinous, obnoxious, odious, repulsive, vicious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 6beastly — bestial, *brutal, brute, brutish, feral Analogous words: abominable, detestable, *hateful: loathsome, repulsive, revolting, *offensive: disgusting, sickening, nauseating (see DISGUST) Contrasted words: agreeable, gratifying, grateful, *pleasant,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7beastly — Brit. informal ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very unpleasant. ► ADVERB dated ▪ to an extreme and unpleasant degree. DERIVATIVES beastliness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8Beastly — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Beastly Produktionsland Vereinigte Staaten …

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  • 9beastly — [[t]bi͟ːstli[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as beastly, you mean that it is very unpleasant. [INFORMAL, OLD FASHIONED] The weather was beastly. Syn: horrible, horrid 2) ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as beastly, you mean that… …

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  • 10beastly — I. adjective (beastlier; est) Date: 13th century 1. bestial 1 2. abominable, disagreeable < beastly weather > • beastliness noun II. adverb …

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  • 11beastly — beastliness, n. /beest lee/, adj., beastlier, beastliest, adv. adj. 1. of or like a beast; bestial. 2. Informal. nasty; unpleasant; disagreeable. adv. 3. Chiefly Brit. Informal. very; exceedingly: It s beastly cold out. 4. Brit. Informal.&#8230; …

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  • 12beastly — beast|ly [ˈbi:stli] adj BrE very unpleasant = ↑nasty ▪ What beastly weather! &GT;beastly adv &GT;beastliness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13beastly — adjective old fashioned especially spoken very unpleasant; nasty: What beastly weather! beastly adverb beastliness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14beastly — adjective 1) politics is a beastly profession Syn: awful, horrible, rotten, nasty, foul, objectionable, unpleasant, disagreeable, offensive, vile, abominable, hateful, detestable, terrible, godawful Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15beastly — adjective a) Pertaining to, or having the form, nature, or habits of a beast. beastly weather b) Characterizing the nature of a beast; contrary to the nature and dignity of man; brutal; filthy. Syn: bestial …

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  • 16Beastly — You would call something or somebody beastly if they were really nasty orunpleasant. Most people would consider you a snob or an upper class git if you used this word. People like Fergie can get away with it though …

    The American's guide to speaking British

  • 17beastly — beast•ly [[t]ˈbist li[/t]] adj. li•er, li•est, adv. 1) of or like a beast; bestial 2) inf nasty; unpleasant; disagreeable 3) brit. Chiefly Brit. Informal. very: beastly cold[/ex] • Etymology: 1175–1225 beast′li•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18beastly — Synonyms and related words: Adamic, Circean, Draconian, Tartarean, abhorrent, abominable, abrupt, aggressive, animal, animalian, animalic, animalistic, anthropophagous, appalling, arrant, atrocious, awful, baneful, barbaric, barbarous, base,&#8230; …

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  • 19Beastly — absolutely wonderful; terrific; excellent …

    Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 20beastly — Australian Slang absolutely wonderful; terrific; excellent …

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