beastly [adv1] savage; vulgar abominable, animal, barbarous, base, bestial, boorish, brutal, brute, brutish, carnal, coarse, cruel, degraded, depraved, disgusting, feral, ferine, foul, gluttonous, gross, inhuman, irrational, loathsome, low, monstrous, obscene, piggish, prurient, repulsive, sadistic, swinish, unclean, vile; concept 401 —Ant. good, kind, nice, superior beastly [adv2] offensive awful, disagreeable, disgusting, foul, gross, mean, nasty, revolting, rotten, terrible, unpleasant, vile; concepts 537,542 —Ant. good, inoffensive, kind, nice

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  • Beastly — Beast ly (b[=e]st l[y^]), a. 1. Pertaining to, or having the form, nature, or habits of, a beast. [1913 Webster] Beastly divinities and droves of gods. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterizing the nature of a beast; contrary to the nature and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beastly — c.1200, brutish, sensual, debased; late 14c., in the manner of a beast, from BEAST (Cf. beast) + LY (Cf. ly) (1). Weakened in British upper crust use to awfully, exceedingly by mid 19c. Beastly drunk is from 1803 …   Etymology dictionary

  • beastly — [bēst′lē] adj. beastlier, beastliest 1. of, like, or characteristic of a beast; bestial, brutal, etc. 2. Informal disagreeable; unpleasant adv. beastlier, beastliest [Brit. Informal] very [beastly bad news] beastliness n …   English World dictionary

  • beastly — index brutal, disreputable, heinous, obnoxious, odious, repulsive, vicious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • beastly — bestial, *brutal, brute, brutish, feral Analogous words: abominable, detestable, *hateful: loathsome, repulsive, revolting, *offensive: disgusting, sickening, nauseating (see DISGUST) Contrasted words: agreeable, gratifying, grateful, *pleasant,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • beastly — Brit. informal ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very unpleasant. ► ADVERB dated ▪ to an extreme and unpleasant degree. DERIVATIVES beastliness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Beastly — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Beastly Produktionsland Vereinigte Staaten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • beastly — [[t]bi͟ːstli[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as beastly, you mean that it is very unpleasant. [INFORMAL, OLD FASHIONED] The weather was beastly. Syn: horrible, horrid 2) ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as beastly, you mean that… …   English dictionary

  • beastly — I. adjective (beastlier; est) Date: 13th century 1. bestial 1 2. abominable, disagreeable < beastly weather > • beastliness noun II. adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • beastly — beastliness, n. /beest lee/, adj., beastlier, beastliest, adv. adj. 1. of or like a beast; bestial. 2. Informal. nasty; unpleasant; disagreeable. adv. 3. Chiefly Brit. Informal. very; exceedingly: It s beastly cold out. 4. Brit. Informal.… …   Universalium

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