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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat(noun)

    a cruelly rapacious person

  2. animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna(adj)

    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

  3. beastly, bestial, brute(a), brutish, brutal(adj)

    resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

    "beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners"


  1. brute(Noun)

    An animal seen as being without human reason; a senseless beast.

    Etymology: From brut, from brutus.

  2. brute(Noun)

    Someone with the characteristics of an unthinking animal; a coarse or brutal person.

    One of them was a hulking brute of a man, heavily tattooed and with a hardened face that practically screamed "I just got out of jail."

    Etymology: From brut, from brutus.

  3. brute(Adjective)

    Without reason or intelligence (of animals).

    Etymology: From brut, from brutus.

  4. brute(Adjective)

    Characteristic of unthinking animals; senseless, unreasoning (of humans).

    Etymology: From brut, from brutus.

  5. brute(Adjective)

    Being unconnected with intelligence or thought; purely material, senseless.

    Etymology: From brut, from brutus.

  6. brute(Adjective)

    Crude, unpolished.

    Etymology: From brut, from brutus.

  7. brute(Adjective)

    Strong, blunt, and spontaneous

    I punched him with brute force when he uppercut me

    Etymology: From brut, from brutus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brute(adj)

    not having sensation; senseless; inanimate; unconscious; without intelligence or volition; as, the brute earth; the brute powers of nature

  2. Brute(adj)

    not possessing reason, irrational; unthinking; as, a brute beast; the brute creation

  3. Brute(adj)

    of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, a brute beast. Hence: Brutal; cruel; fierce; ferocious; savage; pitiless; as, brute violence

  4. Brute(adj)

    having the physical powers predominating over the mental; coarse; unpolished; unintelligent

  5. Brute(adj)

    rough; uncivilized; unfeeling

  6. Brute(noun)

    an animal destitute of human reason; any animal not human; esp. a quadruped; a beast

  7. Brute(noun)

    a brutal person; a savage in heart or manners; as unfeeling or coarse person

  8. Brute(verb)

    to report; to bruit


  1. Brute

    "Brute" is a song by industrial rock group KMFDM that was first released on their 1995 album Nihil. It was also released as a single with the song "Revolution" as B-side.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brute

    brōōt, adj. belonging to the lower animals: irrational: stupid: rude.—n. one of the lower animals.—adj. Brut′al, like a brute: unfeeling: inhuman.—v.t. Brut′alise, to make like a brute, to degrade.—v.i. to live like a brute.—n. Brutal′ity.—adv. Brut′ally.—n. Brute′ness, brute-like state: brutality: (Spens.) stupidity.—v.t. Brut′ify, to make brutal, stupid, or uncivilised:—pr.p. brutify′ing; pa.p. brutifīed′.—adj. Brut′ish, brutal: (B.) unwise.—adv. Brut′ishly.—n. Brut′ishness.—The brute creation, the lower animals. [Fr. brut—L. brutus, dull, irrational.]

Anagrams for brute »

  1. buret, rebut, tuber

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brute in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of brute in a Sentence

  1. Kishore Singh:

    The Chinese are using their brute force amid a pandemic, the world must stand with India to punish them.

  2. Persian:

    The angel grows up in divine knowledge, the brute, in savage ignorance, and the son of man stands hesitating between the two.

  3. Eusebius McKaiser:

    The old South African flag symbolizes brute anti-black racism, and its longer colonial history from which it flows, to that extent, the antiquated and divisive symbolism of the Confederate flag in the U.S. finds ideological affinity with the old South African flag. Both flags show off past injustice and neither flag represents the idealism of breaking from divisive pasts in search of new, inclusive realities.

  4. Eduardo Enriquez:

    The longer we don't see results, people are going to start getting tired and disappointed, and they have the force, the brute force. So we don't want to lose the momentum.

  5. Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic:

    Borders can only be closed by brute force.

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