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.
    • 1963, James Boggs, The American Revolution: Pages from a Negro Worker's Notebook
      the pitiful inadequacy of the reforms and the bestiality of the white society
  6. (dated) Any abstract entity similar to a beast.

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