What does brutality mean?

Definitions for brutality
bruˈtæl ɪ tibru·tal·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ferociousness, brutality, viciousness, savagerynoun

    the trait of extreme cruelty

  2. brutality, barbarity, barbarism, savagerynoun

    a brutal barbarous savage act


  1. brutalitynoun

    the state of being brutal

  2. brutalitynoun

    a cruel or savage act

  3. brutalitynoun

    the use of excessive physical force e.g. police brutality

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brutalitynoun

    the quality of being brutal; inhumanity; savageness; pitilessness

  2. Brutalitynoun

    an inhuman act


  1. Brutality

    Brutality is an American death metal band from Tampa, Florida. They formed in 1986 and soon after released their first demo entitled "Abomination". In 1988, they released their second demo, "Brutality", which introduced them to the fanzine underground. The band's third demo "Dimension Demented" was recorded in 1990 and was later released on a 7" named "Hell On Earth" with Gore Records. "Metamorphosis", the band's fourth demo, had worldwide distribution on Wild Rags Records. At this point the band made some lineup changes, increasing the harshness of their sound. They proceeded to record a demo to shop for a record deal. Many record labels showed interest, so after nogotiations they signed with Nuclear Blast Records. After releasing a 7" EP entitled "Sadistic", they recorded their debut album Screams of Anguish in 1993 and proceeded to go on a European tour with Hypocrisy in the beginning of 1994. Their second full-length album, When the Sky Turns Black, was released in 1994. A second European tour followed in 1995, supporting Bolt Thrower. After the release of their third album In Mourning, the band split up in 1997. The band recorded a demo in 2001, but due to subpar recording they decided not to release it. In 2008 all 3 albums were remastered and released on Metal Mind Productions. In 2011, they released a boxset containing 3 CDs with rare material, as well as their demo tapes from 1986-1992. The boxset also contains a poster and a live DVD. The band reformed in 2012 with the complete lineup of "Screams of Anguish", and in 2013, released an EP containing two new songs entitled "Ruins of Humans", which has received near universal acclaim from the band's fanbase.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brutality in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brutality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of brutality in a Sentence

  1. Albert Einstein:

    He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

  2. malcolm X, Autobiography of malcolm x:

    My thinking had been opened up wide in Mecca. I wrote long letters to my friends, in which I tried to convey to them my new insights into the American black man's struggle and his problems as well as the depths of my search for truth and justice. “I've had enough of someone else's propaganda,” I had written to these friends. “I am for truth, no matter who tells it. I am for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I am a human being first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” The American white man's press called me the angriest Negro in America. I wouldn't deny that charge; I spoke exactly as I felt. I believe in anger. I believe it is a crime for anyone who is being brutalized to continue to accept that brutality without doing something to defend himself. I am for violence if non-violence means that we continue postponing or even delaying a solution to the American black man's problem. White man hates to hear anybody, especially a black man, talk about the crime that the white man perpetrated on the black man. But let me remind you that when the white man came into this country, he certainly wasn't demonstrating non-violence.

  3. Amnesty International Iran researcher:

    This punishment exposes the utter brutality of Iran's justice system and underlines the Iranian authorities' shocking disregard for basic humanity, meting out cruel and inhuman retribution punishments is not justice. Blinding, like stoning, amputation and flogging, is a form of corporal punishment prohibited by international law. Such punishments should not be carried out under any circumstances.

  4. Erika Shields:

    I just hope that people will get tested and will remember that Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms are really, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms're still in the middle of a pandemic... and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms communities are sick and they're tired and they're dying. They're dying from Covid-19, they're dying from poverty, they're dying from police brutality.

  5. Daunte Wrights:

    And people of color continue to experience brutality and being pepper-sprayed, even killed at the hands of law enforcement, and it's got to stop, one of the things I am looking into is whether there might have been a pattern of misconduct -- of police misconduct, either by these officers specifically or more broadly within the department.

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