Beastly vs Filthy - What's the difference?

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Beastly is a related term of filthy.

As adjectives the difference between beastly and filthy

is that beastly is (uk) pertaining to, or having the form, nature or habits of, a beast while filthy is covered with filth; very dirty.

As an adverb beastly

is like a beast; brutishly.




  • (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.



    (wikipedia filthy)


  • Covered with filth; very dirty.
  • Obscene or offensive.
  • Very unpleasant or disagreeable.
  • Antonyms

    * (covered with filth ): pristine * (obscene ): holy, venerable


    * (covered with filth ): sleazy, slimy, grimy * (obscene ): gruesome

    Derived terms

    * filthy rich * filthily


    * (obscene'') 1987:''' “'''Filthy smirking Pat Robertson has come in second in the Iowa Republican caucuses.” -''Final Diary , Michael Grumley