Definition of beastliness in US English:

beastliness

noun

  • See beastly

    • ‘If hunters are going to use beastliness to justify their bloodlust, they should also support going back to the good old days when we put pigs on trial for stepping on mice.’
    • ‘He needs Belle's help to tame his beastliness and show his sweet side.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, Sufiya's suppressed feelings eventually surface, and her childlike beauty gives way to beastliness.’
    • ‘Welch has been justly celebrated as a business lion - and the book reveals a certain beastliness.’
    • ‘Honestly, is there no end to their beastliness?’
    • ‘Now how then might you explain human beastliness as a biologist?’

Pronunciation

beastliness

/ˈbistlinəs//ˈbēstlēnəs/