beastliness beastliness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality of being deliberately mean
  2. (n) unpleasant nastiness; used especially of nasty weather

Usage(s):

  1. March 9, 1953: Graham Greene was very agreeable and his beastliness to me in the past I have forgiven but not forgotten.
  2. A girl who looks simian becomes a meal ticket for the con man who exploits her misfortune in this ferociously funny Italian comedy about the beastliness of Homo sapiens.
  3. In One Fat Englishman, Kingsley Amis has raised this particular form of beastliness to the level of high comic art.

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  1. "Despite the universal beastliness, set up by journalists who went in plenty to lick the known places in Tsontoroj and all our rest insane Russian VIP-managers, who found it a great honour to celebrate a 30 year jubilee of a certain individual...
    on Oct 11, 2006 By: Anna Politkovskaya Source: ZEIT ONLINE

  2. Mr Johnson added: "I think the reason there is all this beastliness towards Gilligan is because he is not particularly good looking."
    on Feb 11, 2004 By: Boris Johnson Source: Times Online

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