beastly


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beast·ly

 (bēst′lē)
adj. beast·li·er, beast·li·est
1. Of or resembling a beast; bestial.
2. Very disagreeable; unpleasant.
adv. Chiefly British
To an extreme degree; very.

beast′li·ness n.

beastly

(ˈbiːstlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. informal unpleasant; disagreeable; nasty: beastly weather.
2. obsolete of or like a beast; bestial
adv
informal (intensifier): the weather is so beastly hot.
ˈbeastliness n

beast•ly

(ˈbist li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est,
adv. adj.
1. of or like a beast; bestial.
2. nasty; unpleasant; disagreeable.
adv.
3. Chiefly Brit. Informal. very: beastly cold.
[1175–1225]
beast′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.beastly - very unpleasantbeastly - very unpleasant; "hellish weather"; "stop that god-awful racket"
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
2.beastly - resembling a beastbeastly - resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility; "beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners"
inhumane - lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"
Adv.1.beastly - in a beastly manner; "she behaved beastly toward her mother-in-law"

beastly

adjective
1. unpleasant, mean, terrible, awful, nasty, foul, rotten, horrid, disagreeable, irksome, shitty (taboo slang) The weather was beastly.
unpleasant good, fine, pleasant, agreeable
Translations
فَظ، غَليظ، قَذِروَحْشي، حَيَواني
brutálníhnusnýpotvornýsurovýzvířecí
grimled
kvikindislegurskepnulegur
zverský
berbatfecîhayvan gibi

beastly

[ˈbiːstlɪ]
A. ADJ (beastlier (compar) (beastliest (superl)))
1. (o.f.) (= horrid) → espantoso
that was a beastly thing to doeso sí que fue cruel
you were beastly to mete portaste muy mal conmigo
where's that beastly book?¿dónde está el maldito libro ese?
2. (archaic) (= animal) → bestial
B. ADV (Brit) (o.f.) it's beastly awkwardes terriblemente difícil
it's beastly coldhace un frío de muerte

beastly

[ˈbiːstli] adj (= horrible) → infect(e)beast of burden nbête f de somme

beastly

(inf)
adjscheußlich, garstig (inf); person, conduct alsogemein, eklig (inf); what beastly weatherso ein Hundewetter; it’s a beastly businessdas ist eine üble Angelegenheit; what a beastly shame! (dated)so ein Jammer!
adv (dated)scheußlich; it’s beastly difficultes ist verteufelt schwierig (inf)

beastly

[ˈbiːstlɪ] adj (fam) (person, behaviour) → insopportabile; (food) → orrendo/a; (weather) → da cani

beast

(biːst)
1. a four-footed (especially large) animal. beasts of the jungle.
2. a cruel, brutal person.
3. an unpleasant person. Arthur is a beast for refusing to come!
ˈbeastly adjective
1. like a beast.
2. disagreeable. What a beastly thing to do!
ˈbeastliness noun
References in classic literature ?
Every day the police net would drag hundreds of them off the streets, and in the detention hospital you might see them, herded together in a miniature inferno, with hideous, beastly faces, bloated and leprous with disease, laughing, shouting, screaming in all stages of drunkenness, barking like dogs, gibbering like apes, raving and tearing themselves in delirium.
False eyebrows and false moustaches were stuck upon them, and their hideous countenances were all bloody and sweaty, and all awry with howling, and all staring and glaring with beastly excitement and want of sleep.
My mother lives a little way out of town; and the roads being in a beastly condition, and our house tedious enough, I remained here tonight instead of going on.
I was just thinking what a beastly uncomfortable place a forest is to ride in.
The trouble is,' said John, 'that all my stamps are in that beastly house.
Sixteen years being bullied by nurses and schoolmasters at their own sweet will; five in London grinding hard at medicine, bad food, shabby lodgings, shabby clothes, shabby vice, a blunder,-- I didn't know any better,--and hustled off to this beastly island.
I am surprised the mate can swallow the beastly stuff.
It could be heard and cause some beastly complication.
Penguillum,” cried the enraged housekeeper, “or a bear—a black, beastly bear
And if you did know what his business was you would not be in such a beastly hurry to interfere.
Take a firm hold, or I will have you stumbling again and falling into one of those beastly holes, with a good chance to crack your head.
There were values other than the beastly rent-values, and in short, in short -