beastly

[beest-lee]
adjective, beastlier, beastliest.
1.
of or like a beast; bestial.
2.
Informal. nasty; unpleasant; disagreeable.
adverb
3.
Chiefly British Informal. very; exceedingly: It's beastly cold out.
4.
British Informal. disagreeably; outrageously: beastly rude.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English beasteliche, later be(e)stly. See beast, -ly1

beastliness, noun


2. abominable, hateful, vile, foul, mean, disgusting.
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beastly (ˈbiːstlɪ)
 
adj , -lier, -liest
1.  informal unpleasant; disagreeable; nasty: beastly weather
2.  obsolete of or like a beast; bestial
 
adv
3.  informal (intensifier): the weather is so beastly hot
 
'beastliness
 
n

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beastly
c.1400, "in the manner of a beast" (see beast). Meaning "brutish, offensive" is from 1560s (beastly drunk is from 1803); weakened in British upper crust use to "awfully, exceedingly" by mid-19c.
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Example sentences
It may simply be biology-and beastly biology at that.
Mid-summer finds us with a critter filled curriculum of beastly proportions.
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