bestiality

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bestial +‎ -ity

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bestiality (countable and uncountable, plural bestialities)

  1. (archaic) A status of lower animal.
  2. (archaic) An animal-like instinct or behaviour.
  3. (archaic) A mark, trait, or emblem of a beast.
    "What's your bestiality?" (What's your mark?)
  4. Sexual activity between a human and another animal species.
  5. Bestial nature, savagery, inhumanity, like (or akin to) an animal's.
    • James Boggs (activist)
      And if a nation has not felt aroused by the bestialities of whites, it has no right to expect anything different from the Negroes who have been on the receiving end of these bestialities for over 300 years.
  6. (dated) Any abstract entity similar to a beast.

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