Definition of bestiality
- … the difference between bestiality and humanity …
- —John Dewey
- the bestiality and degradation that war brings
- —Drew Middleton
I was shocked by the bestiality of their behavior.
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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: sex between a person and an animal
: a cruel and violent quality : a bestial quality
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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