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adjective beastlier, beastliest
- of, like, or characteristic of a beast; bestial, brutal, etc.
- Informal disagreeable; unpleasant
adverb beastlier, beastliest
Brit., Informal very: beastly bad news
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adverb Chiefly British
- Of or resembling a beast; bestial.
- Very disagreeable; unpleasant.
To an extreme degree; very.