Definition of bestiality
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
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
Recent Examples of bestiality from the Web
She is charged with one count of bestiality, which is a Class A misdemeanor crime.
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BESTIALITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bestiality for English Language Learners
: sex between a person and an animal
: a cruel and violent quality : a bestial quality
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