Definition of different beast
: an entirely different thing Reading modern English is one thing, but understanding Shakespeare is an entirely different beast.
Word by Word Definitions
: partly or totally unlike in nature, form, or quality : dissimilar
: not the same: such as
: a four-footed mammal as distinguished from a human being, a lower vertebrate, and an invertebrate
: a lower animal as distinguished from a human being
: an animal as distinguished from a plant
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