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Synonyms for beast

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna(noun)

    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

    zoology, puppet, fauna, tool, animal, animate being, wight, wildcat, brute, wolf, creature, savage

  2. beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat(noun)

    a cruelly rapacious person

    wildcat well, masher, skirt chaser, fauna, animal, animate being, wildcat, brute, woman chaser, wolf, barbarian, creature, savage

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. beast

    An animal is a sentient being, distinct from inanimate matter and from vegetable life on the one side and from mental and spiritual existence on the other. Thus man is properly classified as an animal. But because the animal life is the lowest and rudest part of his being and that which he shares with inferior creatures, to call any individual man an animal is to imply that the animal nature has undue supremacy, and so is deep condemnation or utter insult. The brute is the animal viewed as dull to all finer feeling; the beast is looked upon as a being of appetites. To call a man a brute is to imply that he is unfeeling and cruel; to call him a beast is to indicate that he is vilely sensual. We speak of the cruel father as a brute to his children; of the drunkard as making a beast of himself. So firmly are these figurative senses established that we now incline to avoid applying brute or beast to any creature, as a horse or dog, for which we have any affection; we prefer in such cases the word animal. Creature is a word of wide signification, including all the things that God has created, whether inanimate objects, plants, animals, angels, or men. The animals of a region are collectively called its fauna.

    animal, brute, fauna, living creature, living organism, sentient being

    angel, inanimate object, man, matter, mind, mineral, soul, spirit, substance (material), vegetable

Editors Contribution

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    im the goat a b-ball.

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. beast(n.)

    BRUTE, quadruped, beast of the field, four-footed animal, irrational animal

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. beast(n)

    brute, quadruped, monster, brute

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "beast":

    silly, stupid, dumb, monster, animal, foxsnake, creature, fool, freak

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  1. Bryan Wilson:

    As soon as I wrangle this beast, get it under control, it's going to be really good for business. It already is. I have already got a lot of clients.

  2. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    The public is a ferocious beast -- one must either chain it up or flee from it.

  3. Evaristo Sotolongo:

    It doesn’t bring me joy that this is how it ended for Fidel, here’s a beast who should have gone to trial for crimes against humanity, who should have gone to jail, or been executed like Saddam Hussein. Instead, he lived a full 90 years, a lot of it in comfort. He died in his home, he never paid the consequences for all the harm he did to so many people, to an entire country.

  4. John Kasich:

    Maybe the nature of the beast ought to change a little bit. You know, there are limits here, i'm sure that it is extremely painful for him, for his former wife, for his kids, and that shouldn't be what we're doing in this business.

  5. William Congreve:

    Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.N.B. This quote is commonly misquoted as savage beast.

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