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bestial

bes·tial

bestial

 
pronunciation:
bes chl [or] bes ti l
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part of speech: adjective
definition: like a beast, esp. in brutality or order of intelligence.
In war, the enemy is sometimes portrayed as bestial in order to justify killing them.She had no choice but to tolerate his bestial behavior.
synonyms:
beastly, brute, brutish
antonyms:
humane
similar words:
animal, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, brutal, cruel, fixed, inhuman, inhumane, merciless, primitive, ruthless, savage, truculent, unintelligent, wild
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derivation: bestially (adv.)