Unmentionable vs Beastly - What's the difference?

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Unmentionable is a related term of beastly.

As adjectives the difference between unmentionable and beastly

is that unmentionable is not mentionable while beastly is (uk) pertaining to, or having the form, nature or habits of, a beast.

As an adverb beastly is

like a beast; brutishly.




(en adjective)
  • Not mentionable
  • Derived terms

    * unmentionables * unmentionably




  • (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.


    * (like a beast) bestial, animalian


    (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.