bestial

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Old French bestial, from Latin bēstiālis, from bēstia (beast) (whence English beast).

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bestial (comparative more bestial, superlative most bestial)

  1. (literally and figuratively) Beast-like
    • (Can we date this quote?) Milton
      Among the bestial herds to range.

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French[edit]

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bestial m (feminine bestiale, masculine plural bestiaux, feminine plural bestiales)

  1. bestial

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bēstiālis, from bēstia (beast).

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bestial m, f (plural bestiais; comparable)

  1. bestial; brutish
  2. beastly

Romanian[edit]

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From French bestial, from Latin bēstiālis.

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bestial 4 nom/acc forms

  1. bestial, animal
  2. (informal) cool

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As indicated by the informal meaning of "cool", this word does not have the same negative connotations as in English.

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