bestiality


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bes·ti·al·i·ty

 (bĕs′chē-ăl′ĭ-tē, bēs′-)
n. pl. bes·ti·al·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being an animal or like an animal.
2. Conduct or an action marked by depravity or brutality.
3. Sexual relations between a human and an animal.

bestiality

(ˌbɛstɪˈælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. bestial behaviour, character, or action
2. (Law) sexual activity between a person and an animal

bes•ti•al•i•ty

(ˌbɛs tʃiˈæl ɪ ti, ˌbis-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. brutish or beastly character or behavior.
2. indulgence in beastlike appetites.
3. an instance of bestial character or behavior.
4. sexual relations between a person and an animal.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French, Middle French) < Medieval Latin]

bestiality

a debased brutality, the opposite of humane activity: “I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.” (Othello). See also sex.
See also: Behavior
sexual relations between a person and an animal. See also behavior.
See also: Sex
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bestiality - the stupid brutal quality of a beastbestiality - the stupid brutal quality of a beast
inhumaneness, inhumanity - the quality of lacking compassion or consideration for others
2.bestiality - sexual activity between a person and an animal
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"

bestiality

noun
2. zoophilia, zooerastia a video featuring bestiality

bestiality

noun
2. A cruel act or an instance of cruel behavior:
Translations
eläimeen sekaantumineneläimellisyys

bestiality

[ˌbestɪˈælɪtɪ] N (= behaviour) → bestialidad f; (sexual) → bestialismo m

bestiality

[ˌbɛstiˈælɪti] n
(formal) (= bad behaviour) → bestialité f
(= sexual activity) → bestialité fbest man ngarçon m d'honneur

bestiality

n
(of behaviour)Bestialität f; (of person)Brutalität f
(= act)Gräueltat f
(= sex with animals)Sodomie f

bestiality

[bɛstɪˈælɪtɪ] nbestialità

bes·ti·al·i·ty

n. bestialidad, relaciones sexuales con animales.

bestiality

n bestialidad f
References in classic literature ?
Not even the bestiality of the allusion could bring him back to earth.
I drank every day, and whenever opportunity offered I drank to excess; for I still laboured under the misconception that the secret of John Barleycorn lay in drinking to bestiality and unconsciousness.
Great armies of them are toiling now at the building of Ardis, housed in wretched barracks where family life cannot exist, and where decency is displaced by dull bestiality.
I still had much to learn as to the depths of cruelty and bestiality to which omnipotence may drag its possessor.
The combination of bestiality and humanity was oftentimes pathetic, and again grotesque or horrible.
Never have I seen features so deeply marked with all bestiality and cruelty.
It grazed the tawny shoulder, inflicting a flesh wound which aroused all the terrific bestiality of the carnivore, and the lion charged.
To now further attack and kill those offering humanitarian aid is the height of bestiality.
Mbithi Munyau was charged on Monday with two counts of bestiality at the Kangundo Law Courts.
The bestiality that Mladic conducted from his position during the aggression against Bosnia and Herzegovina will become a historical fact,' said Ohranovic.
Police said they found a total of 171 images of bestiality, which also included ten images that allegedly showed Taylor performing oral sex on one of the dogs, county attorney Nael Abouzaki said in court, according to reports.