Infernal vs Beastly - What's the difference?
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Infernal is a related term of beastly.
As adjectives the difference between infernal and beastly
is that infernal
is of or relating to hell, or the world of the dead; hellish while beastly
is (uk) pertaining to, or having the form, nature or habits of, a beast.
As a noun infernal
is (obsolete) an inhabitant of the infernal regions.
As an adverb beastly is
like a beast; brutishly.
Of or relating to hell, or the world of the dead; hellish.
(by extension) Of or relating to a fire or inferno.
Diabolical or fiendish.
(as an expletive, not vulgar) Very annoying; damned.
* 1905 , Bram Stoker, The Man
- the instruments or abettors in such infernal dealings
- As I had to put up with the patronage and the lecturings, and the eyeglass of that infernal old woman,
* (of or relating to hell) heavenly
(UK) Pertaining to, or having the form, nature or habits of, a beast.
(UK) Characterizing the nature of a beast; contrary to the nature and dignity of man; brutal; filthy.
(UK, dated) Abominable.
- beastly weather
Most often used pejoratively. is more narrow, though also often used pejoratively.
* (like a beast) bestial, animalian
Like a beast; brutishly.
* 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.8:
* 1901 , The Literary World - Volume 63 - Page 35:
- Beastly he threwe her downe, ne car'd to spill / Her garments gay with scales of fish that all did fill.
- They have insulted me most beastly . Moreover, they are, everyone of them, black-satan filthmen.