Definitions for brutal
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word brutal.
barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, viciousadjective
(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
"a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"
"the brutal summer sun"; "a brutal winter"
beastly, bestial, brute(a), brutish, brutaladjective
resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
"beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners"
disagreeably direct and precise
"he spoke with brutal honesty"
Savagely violent, vicious, ruthless, or cruel
Crude or unfeeling in manner or speech.
Disagreeably precise or penetrating
In extreme metal, to describe the speed of the music and the density of riffs.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: brutal, Fr. from brute.
There is no opposing brutal force to the stratagems of human reason. Roger L'Estrange.
The brutal bus’ness of the war
Is manag’d by thy dreadful servants’ care. Dryden.
Brutal refers to behavior or actions that are extremely cruel, violent, harsh, or severe. It can also describe a situation or conditions that are extremely unpleasant or discomforting.
of or pertaining to a brute; as, brutal nature
like a brute; savage; cruel; inhuman; brutish; unfeeling; merciless; gross; as, brutal manners
The numerical value of brutal in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of brutal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
We scientists, whose tragic destiny it has been to make the methods of annihilation ever more gruesome and more effective, must consider it our solemn and transcendent duty to do all in our power in preventing these weapons from being used for the brutal purpose for which they were invented.
School days are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, with brutal violations of common sense and common decency.
Markets can be brutal. Depending on how quick and how brutal, you could have smaller players shutting down.
We are offended that that awful image of our son's brutal murder be used publicly, to tweet it again just continues to promote their propaganda - the horrible way they recruit others who want to be brutal. I certainly do not want that to continue.
There's a lot of pressure on Hillary right now. It's been brutal, it's been brutal for Hillary. And I think at some point she's perhaps not going to be able to run. She's going to have to end her campaign. That seems to be the thinking by so many.
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- brutalCatalan, Valencian
- κτηνώδης, ζωώδηςGreek
- brùideilScottish Gaelic
- dzīvniecisks, brutālsLatvian
- brutal, brutalăRomanian
- жестокий, зверскийRussian
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