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beastly

adjective
 
 
/ˈbiːstli/ old-fashioned
unkind or unpleasantUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
Translations of “beastly”
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡劣的, 討厭的,令人不快的…
in Russian гадкий, противный…
in Turkish hayvanca, kabaca, iğrenç bir şekilde…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶劣的, 讨厌的,令人不快的…
in Polish okropny…
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