English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'beastly'

(adjective) 
Definition
unpleasant
(informal)  The weather was beastly.
Synonyms
unpleasant
They tolerated what they felt was an unpleasant situation.
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terrible (informal)
I have the most terrible nightmares.
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awful
an awful smell of paint
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nasty
He's only nasty to me when there's no-one around to see it.
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foul
He is accused of all manner of foul deeds.
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rotten (informal)
You rotten swine!
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horrid (informal)
What a horrid smell!
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disagreeable
a disagreeable odour
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irksome
the irksome regulations
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shitty (taboo, slang)
Opposites
(adjective) 
(informal)  He must be wondering why everyone is being so beastly to him.
Synonyms
cruel
They should spend a long time in jail to reflect on their cruel acts.
the persecution of prisoners by cruel officers
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mean (informal)
The prison officer described him as the meanest man he'd ever met.
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harsh
the harsh experience of war
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savage
This was a savage and needless attack.
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brutal
He was the victim of a very brutal attack.
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monstrous
A monstrous crime has been committed.
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insensitive
Her friend was insensitive and careless.
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sadistic
There was a sadistic streak in him.
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unsympathetic
an unsympathetic doctor
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spiteful
He could be spiteful.
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thoughtless
a minority of thoughtless and inconsiderate people
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brutish
The man was brutish and coarse.
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barbarous
It was a barbarous attack on a purely civilian train.
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unfeeling
an unfeeling bully who used his huge size to frighten people
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inconsiderate
his inconsiderate behaviour
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bestial
the bestial conditions into which the city has sunk
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uncharitable
an uncharitable assessment of the reasons for the failure
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unchristian
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hardhearted
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of awful
an awful smell of paint
Synonyms
stinking (informal),
horrid (informal),
godawful (slang),
hellacious (US, slang),
festy (Australian, slang),
yucko (Australian, slang)
in the sense of barbarous
Definition
brutal or cruel
It was a barbarous attack on a purely civilian train.
in the sense of bestial
Definition
brutal or savage
the bestial conditions into which the city has sunk
Synonyms
low,
beastly (informal),
scungy (Australian, New Zealand),
beastlike

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Thesaurus for beastly from the Collins English Thesaurus
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