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Synonyms for bestial
ˈbɛs tʃəl, ˈbis-bes·tial

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  1. bestialadjective

    Synonyms:
    beastly

  2. bestialadjective

    Beast-like

    Synonyms:
    beastly

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bestial

    A brutish man simply follows his animal instincts, without special inclination to do harm; the brutal have always a spirit of malice and cruelty. Brute has no special character, except as indicating what a brute might possess; much the same is true of animal, except that animal leans more to the side of sensuality, brute to that of force, as appears in the familiar phrase "brute force." Hunger is an animal appetite; a brute impulse suddenly prompts one to strike a blow in anger. Bestial, in modern usage, implies an intensified and degrading animalism. Any supremacy of the animal or brute instincts over the intellectual and spiritual in man is base and vile. Beastly refers largely to the outward and visible consequences of excess; as, beastly drunkenness. Compare ANIMAL.

    Synonyms:
    animal, base, beastly, brutal, brute, brutish, carnal, coarse, ignorant, imbruted, insensible, lascivious, sensual, sottish, stolid, stupid, swinish, unintellectual, unspiritual, vile

    Antonyms:
    elevated, enlightened, exalted, grand, great, humane, intellectual, intelligent, noble, refined

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beastly, bestial, brute(a), brutish, brutaladjective

    resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

    "beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners"

    Antonyms:
    humane

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bestialadjective

    Synonyms:
    beastly, brutal, brutish, irrational, sensual

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How to use bestial in a sentence?

  1. Ahmed Korayem:

    It is simply bestial how people have an incessant need to own anything they can’t have and to destroy anything that they can’t comprehend

  2. Emil Cioran:

    Only one endowed with restless vitality is susceptible to pessimism. You become a pessimist --a demonic, elemental, bestial pessimist --only when life has been defeated many times in its fight against depression.

  3. Emil Cioran:

    Much more than our other needs and endeavors, it is sexuality that puts us on an even footing with our kind: the more we practice it, the more we become like everyone else: it is in the performance of a reputedly bestial function that we prove our status as citizens: nothing is more public than the sexual act.

  4. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin:

    The instinct to command others, in its primitive essence, is a carnivorous, altogether bestial and savage instinct. Under the influence of the mental development of man, it takes on a somewhat more ideal form and becomes somewhat ennobled, presenting itself as the instrument of reason and the devoted servant of that abstraction, or political fiction, which is called the public good. But in its essence it remains just as baneful, and it becomes even more so when, with the application of science, it extends its scope and intensifies the power of its action. If there is a devil in history, it is this power principle.

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