The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: dierlijk

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Entry definition

dierlijk etymology dier 'animal' + -lijk '-ly' compare German tierlich pronunciation
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adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. (literally) animal -, relating to fauna
  2. made of animal(s) (parts), such as furs and edible species
  3. (pejorative) beastly, subhuman etc.
  4. (figuratively) instinctive, primitive
Synonyms: beestig, beestachtig
antonyms:
  • menselijk human(e)
  • plantaardig vegetal

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