[ US /ˈbistˌɫi/ ]
[ UK /bˈiːstli/ ]
  1. in a beastly manner
    she behaved beastly toward her mother-in-law
  1. (informal) very unpleasant
    hellish weather
    stop that god-awful racket
  2. resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
    a dull and brutish man
    a bestial nature
    bestial treatment of prisoners
    brute force
    beastly desires
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How To Use beastly In A Sentence

  • Its heroes were beastly revellers or cruel and ferocious plunderers; its heroines unsexed hoidens, playing the ugliest tricks with their lovers, and repaying slights with bloody revenge, -- very dangerous and unsatisfactory companions for any other than the fire - eating Vikings and redhanded, unwashed Berserkers. The Conflict with Slavery and Others, Complete, Volume VII, The Works of Whittier: the Conflict with Slavery, Politics and Reform, the Inner Life and Criticism
  • Of course the bulk of those opulent knick-knacks manufactured for the Carolingian and Ottonian Emperors, and now to be seen at Aachen, are as beastly as anything else that is made simply to be precious. Art
  • They said beastly things about you? Times, Sunday Times
  • So why all the beastly transmogrifications, I ask Kay over our lunchtime bowls of coconut and lime soup.
  • 9 And burnt his beastly heart to efforce her chastity. efforce > force, overcome by force (SUS); _hence: _ violate The Faerie Queene — Volume 01
  • The first act deals with the beastly behaviour of bees and act two features avaricious beetles, greedy ducks and dopey crickets with a pronounced Cork accent.
  • I tend to have little time for the argument that evil is an external property that is independent of any viewer or participant of the action mainly because it's often used by people to justify some quite beastly things.
  • Mopp gear - the stuff soldiers have to wear to fend off the nasties - is not only beastly to wear, it also reduces your vision and slows down your optempo.
  • It was beastly awkward certainly; there I could quite agree with him, and this was the only sympathy he extracted from me.
  • The weather today has been absolutely beastly.
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