- n the quality of being deliberately mean
- n unpleasant nastiness; used especially of nasty weather
- March 9, 1953: Graham Greene was very agreeable and his beastliness to me in the past I have forgiven but not forgotten.
- Despite growing disunity, the desire of African and Asian leaders to keep talking together on favorite subjects like aid, nonalignment, and the beastliness of the older powers is .
- In spite of all evidence to the contrarynot just the obvious beastliness of the bourgeoisie, officials and police but the perfidy, cowardice, treachery that would turn up .
- Boris Johnson in Times Online
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... Anna Politkovskaya http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Politkovskaya&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE6azfW6EtcE7LtmJM3iZ5C24cLTA ZEIT ONLINE http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.zeit.de/online/2006/41/Politkowskaja-Interview-Tschetschenien&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFx-zG9Xp64qxXHoNHeqqK2c8iDIg Oct 11, 2006
8778 12490 beastliness Mr Johnson added: I think the reason there is all this beastliness towards Gilligan is because he is not particularly good looking."