bestiality

noun bes·ti·al·i·ty \ ˌbes-chē-ˈa-lə-tē , ˌbesh- , ˌbēs- , ˌbēsh- \

Definition of bestiality

plural bestialities
1 :the condition or status of a lower (see 3lower 3) animal
  • … the difference between bestiality and humanity …
  • —John Dewey
2 :display or gratification of bestial traits or impulses
  • the bestiality and degradation that war brings
  • —Drew Middleton
3 :sexual relations between a human being and a lower animal

Examples of bestiality in a Sentence

  1. I was shocked by the bestiality of their behavior.

  2. by the end of hostilities the populace had been reduced to a level of bestiality that would have been unthinkable before the war

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Origin and Etymology of bestiality


BESTIALITY Defined for English Language Learners

bestiality

noun

Definition of bestiality for English Language Learners

  • : sex between a person and an animal

  • : a cruel and violent quality : a bestial quality


Medical Dictionary

bestiality

noun bes·ti·al·i·ty \ ˌbes-chē-ˈal-ət-ē , ˌbēs- \

medical Definition of bestiality

plural bestialities
:sexual relations between a human being and a lower animal

Law Dictionary

bestiality

noun bes·ti·al·i·ty \ ˌbes-chē-ˈa-lə-tē, ˌbēs- \

legal Definition of bestiality

:the crime of engaging in sexual relations with an animal — see also crime against nature


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