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1. Of or resembling a beast: a bestial roar.
2. Marked by brutality or depravity; brutal or depraved: capable of the most bestial acts imaginable.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin bēstiālis, from Latin bēstia, beast.]
1. brutal or savage
2. sexually depraved; carnal
3. lacking in refinement; brutish
4. of or relating to a beast
[C14: from Late Latin bestiālis, from Latin bestia beast]
bes•tial(ˈbɛs tʃəl, ˈbis-)
1. of, pertaining to, or having the form of a beast.
2. lacking reason or intelligence.
3. debased; inhuman.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin bēstiālis; see beast]
Bestialcollective term for domestic animals, 1393; replaced by cattle in the 17th century.
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|Adj.||1.||bestial - 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"
bestial[ˈbestɪəl] ADJ → bestial
bestial[ˈbɛstiəl] adj (= brutish) [behaviour, situation] → bestial(e)
bestial[ˈbɛstɪəl] adj → bestiale
a. bestial, irracional, brutal.