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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beastly  \Beast"ly\,  a. 
  1.  Pertaining  to  or  having  the  form  nature,  or  habits  of  a 
  beast. 
 
  Beastly  divinities  and  droves  of  gods.  --Prior. 
 
  2.  Characterizing  the  nature  of  a  beast;  contrary  to  the 
  nature  and  dignity  of  man;  brutal;  filthy. 
 
  The  beastly  vice  of  drinking  to  excess.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  Abominable;  as  beastly  weather.  [Colloq.  Eng.] 
 
  Syn:  Bestial;  brutish;  irrational;  sensual;  degrading. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beastly 
  adj  1:  very  unpleasant;  "hellish  (or  beastly)  weather"  [syn:  {hellish}] 
  2:  resembling  a  beast;  showing  lack  of  human  sensibility; 
  "beastly  desires";  "a  bestial  nature";  "brute  force";  "a 
  dull  and  brutish  man";  "bestial  treatment  of  prisoners" 
  [syn:  {bestial},  {brute(a)},  {brutish}] 
  adv  :  in  a  beastly  manner;  "she  behaved  beastly  toward  her 
  mother-in-law" 




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