Meaning of “bestial” in the English Dictionary

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"bestial" in British English

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bestialadjective

uk /ˈbes.ti.əl/ us /ˈbes.ti.əl/ formal disapproving

cruel or like an animal:

The soldiers were accused of bestial acts against unarmed civilians.

(Definition of “bestial” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bestial" in American English

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bestialadjective

us /ˈbes·tʃəl, ˈbis-/

fierce and cruel, and without any human feelings:

a bestial dictator

(Definition of “bestial” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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