(redirected from bestialize)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
See: brutal
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In chapter 3, on the other hand, Fudge concentrates on the ethical discourse that paradoxically bestializes both the agents and the victims of vicious behavior, thus demonstrating the human being's own status as "simultaneously human and animal" (60).
Hartman's exquisite direction brutalizes and bestializes the recruits until nothing is left but the primal instincts of lust and violence.
The racist inflections in Skelton's several poetic diatribes against the Scots, with few exceptions such as a short essay by Valerie Allen, have generally received no comment, although Skelton repeatedly bestializes and demonizes the English enemy.