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beast

beast

 
 
pronunciation:
bist
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: any four-footed mammal, esp. as distinguished from humans or from birds and invertebrates.
synonyms:
brute, quadruped
similar words:
animal, creature, mammal, varmint
definition 2: the uncivilized or animal element within humans.
Playing football brought out the beast in him.
similar words:
animal, barbarian, brute, ogre, savage
definition 3: an animal or human that acts like a cruel or brutal monster.
synonyms:
animal, brute, cad, monster, swine
similar words:
barbarian, boor, cur, Goth, heathen, hun, ogre, savage, Yahoo
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