What is another word for bestiality?

Pronunciation: [bˌɛstɪˈalɪti] (IPA)

There are a number of synonyms for the word "bestiality," which refers to sexual acts involving animals. Some common alternatives include zoophilia, zoosexuality, and animal sexual abuse. Other related terms include animal husbandry, which refers to the care and management of animals, and bestiary, which is a collection of stories or descriptions about animals. Some people may also use terms like animal love or animal attraction to describe their feelings towards animals, although these are not widely accepted in most contexts and are more likely to be seen as euphemisms or attempts to justify abusive behavior towards animals. Regardless of the terminology used, it is important to recognize that bestiality is a harmful and illegal activity that often causes animals to suffer and can have serious legal and social consequences for the individuals involved.

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What are the hypernyms for Bestiality?

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  • Other hypernyms:

    zoophilia, animal cruelty, animal-human intercourse, animal-human sex, interspecies intercourse, interspecies sex.

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What are the opposite words for bestiality?

Bestiality is a term used to describe sexual attraction or activity towards animals, which is considered morally and legally wrong in most societies. Antonyms to this term include humanity, benevolence, kindness, compassion, and decency. These words depict qualities that make us distinctly human - empathy, understanding, and a deep sense of morality. They suggest a complete abstinence from such animalistic behavior and call for ethical and virtuous conduct. So, while bestiality represents a primal and unethical act, humanity and its associated virtues represent the hallmark of civilized society. We must strive to embody these qualities and reject the inhumane and unnatural actions of bestiality.

Usage examples for Bestiality

When he is cornered, all he has to do is surrender and become the recipient of more attention and the victim of higher living than he ever dreamed of until he tried it, and found it so pleasant that it paid him to go on the war-path every spring, to have a royal old revel in blood and bestiality until fall, and then yield to the blandishments of civilization for the winter.
"Marion's Faith."
Charles King
Pass by in the night, and strain imagination to picture the weltering mass of human weariness, of bestiality, of unmerited dolour, of hopeless hope, of crushed surrender, tumbled together within those forbidding walls.
"The Nether World"
George Gissing
For the protection of the processes of evolution of humanity and for the struggle against revolution, because I am certain that evolution leads to the Divinity and revolution to bestiality.
"Beasts, Men and Gods"
Ferdinand Ossendowski

Famous quotes with Bestiality

  • When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out.
    Frank Sinatra
  • When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out.
    Frank Sinatra
  • The book which the reader now holds in his hands, from one end to the other, as a whole and in its details, whatever gaps, exceptions, or weaknesses it may contain, treats of the advance from evil to good, from injustice to justice, from falsity to truth, from darkness to daylight, from blind appetite to conscience, from decay to life, from bestiality to duty, from Hell to Heaven, from limbo to God. Matter itself is the starting-point, and the point of arrival is the soul. Hydra at the beginning, an angel at the end.
    Victor Hugo
  • With saccharine terrorism, Mr. Peale refuses to allow his followers to hear, speak or see any evil. For him real human suffering does not exist; there is no such thing as murderous rage, suicidal despair, cruelty, lust, greed, mass poverty, or illiteracy. All these things he would dismiss as trivial mental processes which will evaporate if thoughts are simply turned into more cheerful channels. This attitude is so unpleasant it bears some search for its real meaning. It is clearly not a genuine denial of evil but rather a horror of it. A person turns his eyes away from human bestiality and the suffering it evokes only if he cannot stand to look at it. By doing so he affirms the evil to be absolute, he looks away only when he feels that nothing can be done about it ... The belief in pure evil, an area of experience beyond the possibility of help or redemption, is automatically a summons to action: "evil" means "that which must be attacked ..." Between races for instance, this belief leads to prejudice. In child-rearing it drives parents into trying to obliterate rather than trying to nurture one or another area of the child's emerging personality ... In international relationships it leads to war. As soon as a religious as a religious authority endorses our capacity for hatred, either by refusing to recognize unpleasantness in the style of Mr Peale or in the more classical style of setting up a nice comfortable Satan to hate, it lulls our struggles for growth to a standstill ... Thus Mr Peale's book is not only inadequate for our needs but even undertakes to drown out the fragile inner voice which is the spur to inner growth.
    Norman Vincent Peale
  • [Planned Parenthood] "is teaching kids to fornicate, teaching people to have adultery, every kind of bestiality, homosexuality, lesbianism – everything that the Bible condemns." (, variously dated as 9 Apr. 1991 or 14 Jan. 1991).
    Pat Robertson

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