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.

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.

    odious

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Arousing or meriting strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure.
  • Scrubbing the toilet is an odious task.
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  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1818 , author=Mary Shelley , title=Frankenstein , chapter=6 citation , passage=He looks upon study as an odious fetter; his time is spent in the open air, climbing the hills or rowing on the lake.}}

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "odious" is often applied: debt, man, character, crime, task, comparison, woman, person, vice, word, act.

    Synonyms

    * detestable, hated, reviled, unsavory, contemptible, despicable

    Anagrams

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