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.

infernal

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or relating to hell, or the world of the dead; hellish.
  • (by extension) Of or relating to a fire or inferno.
  • Stygian, gloomy.
  • Diabolical or fiendish.
  • * Addison
  • the instruments or abettors in such infernal dealings
  • (as an expletive, not vulgar) Very annoying; damned.
  • * 1905 , Bram Stoker, The Man
  • As I had to put up with the patronage and the lecturings, and the eyeglass of that infernal old woman,

    Antonyms

    * (of or relating to hell) heavenly

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An inhabitant of the infernal regions.
  • (Drayton)
    (Webster 1913) ----

    beastly

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • (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

    Usage notes

    Most often used pejoratively. is more narrow, though also often used pejoratively.

    Synonyms

    * (like a beast) bestial, animalian

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Like a beast; brutishly.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.8:
  • Beastly he threwe her downe, ne car'd to spill / Her garments gay with scales of fish that all did fill.
  • * 1901 , The Literary World - Volume 63 - Page 35:
  • They have insulted me most beastly . Moreover, they are, everyone of them, black-satan filthmen.