Beastly vs Odious - What's the difference?
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Beastly is a related term of odious.
As adjectives the difference between beastly and odious
is that beastly
is (uk) pertaining to, or having the form, nature or habits of, a beast while odious
is arousing or meriting strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure.
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
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.
Arousing or meriting strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure.
- Scrubbing the toilet is an odious task.
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, passage=He looks upon study as an odious
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* Nouns to which "odious" is often applied: debt, man, character, crime, task, comparison, woman, person, vice, word, act.
* detestable, hated, reviled, unsavory, contemptible, despicable