Definition of beastliness in US English:

beastliness

noun

  • See beastly

    • ‘Honestly, is there no end to their beastliness?’
    • ‘Nevertheless, Sufiya's suppressed feelings eventually surface, and her childlike beauty gives way to beastliness.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Now how then might you explain human beastliness as a biologist?’
    • ‘He needs Belle's help to tame his beastliness and show his sweet side.’
    • ‘Welch has been justly celebrated as a business lion - and the book reveals a certain beastliness.’

Pronunciation

beastliness

/ˈbēstlēnəs//ˈbistlinəs/