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bestiality

Definition of bestiality

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ˈbɛsʧəlˌlɪtɪ/
  • (GenAm) IPA: /ˈbiːstiəˌlɪtɪ/

Noun

bestiality (plural bestialities)

  1. (archaic) A status of lower animal.
  2. (archaic) An animal-like instinct or behaviour.
  3. (archaic) A mark, trait, or emblem of a beast.

    "What's your bestiality?" (What's your mark?)
  4. Sexual activity between a human and another species.
  5. (dated) bestial in nature, savagery, inhumanity, like (or akin to) an animal: "Man's bestiality to man"
  6. (dated) Any abstract entity similar to a beast.

Related terms

  • zoophilia

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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