Meaning of bestial


Pronunciation: (bes'chul, bēs'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or having the form of a beast: the belief that a person could assume bestial form after death; the bestial signs of the zodiac.
  2. without reason or intelligence; brutal; inhuman: bestial treatment of prisoners.
  3. beastlike in gratifying one's sensual desires; carnal; debased.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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