dierlijk

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Etymology[edit]

dier 'animal' + -lijk '-ly'

compare German tierlich

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dierlijk (comparative dierlijker, superlative dierlijkst)

  1. (literally) animal -, relating to fauna
  2. made of animal(s) (parts), such as furs and edible species
  3. (pejorative) beastly, subhuman etc.
  4. (figuratively) instinctive, primitive

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