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Definitions and Synonyms of beastly | Another word for beastly | What is beastly?

Definition 1: in a beastly manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where beastly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she behaved beastly toward her mother-in-law

Definition 2: resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where beastly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • beastly desires
  • a bestial nature
  • brute force
  • a dull and brutish man
  • bestial treatment of prisoners

Synonyms for beastly in the sense of this definition

(beastly is similar to ...) lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion

"humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world" "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"

Definition 3: (informal) very unpleasant - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where beastly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hellish weather
  • stop that god-awful racket

Synonyms for beastly in the sense of this definition

(beastly is similar to ...) offensive or disagreeable; causing discomfort or unhappiness

"an unpleasant personality" "unpleasant repercussions" "unpleasant odors"

(beastly is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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