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English definition of “animal”

animal

noun [C] (BAD PERSON)    /ˈæn.ɪ.məl/ informal
an unpleasant, cruel person or someone who behaves badly: He's a real animal when he's had too much to drink.Unpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
(Definition of animal noun (BAD PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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