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"bestial" in British English

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bestialadjective

uk   us   /ˈbes.ti.əl/ formal disapproving
cruel or like an ​animal: The ​soldiers were ​accused of bestial ​acts against ​unarmedcivilians.
(Definition of bestial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bestialadjective

 us   /ˈbes·tʃəl, ˈbis-/
fierce and ​cruel, and without any ​humanfeelings: a bestial ​dictator
(Definition of bestial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bestial”
in Chinese (Simplified) 残忍的, 野兽般的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殘忍的, 野獸般的…
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