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2 a person whose behavior is offensive to others
  • he always has to act like a beast whenever things don't go his way

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3 one of the lower animals as distinguished from human beings
  • a frigid night that was fit for neither man nor beast

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4 a dull, unpleasant, or difficult piece of work
  • controlling the state's vast bureaucracy has always been a beast

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The first known use of beast was in the 13th century

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“Beast.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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