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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcatnoun

    a cruelly rapacious person

  2. animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaadjective

    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

  3. 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"


  1. brutenoun

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

    Etymology: From brut, from brutus.

  2. brutenoun

    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. bruteadjective

    Without reason or intelligence (of animals).

    Etymology: From brut, from brutus.

  4. bruteadjective

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

    Etymology: From brut, from brutus.

  5. bruteadjective

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

    Etymology: From brut, from brutus.

  6. bruteadjective

    Crude, unpolished.

    Etymology: From brut, from brutus.

  7. bruteadjective

    Strong, blunt, and spontaneous

    I punched him with brute force when he uppercut me

    Etymology: From brut, from brutus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bruteadjective

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

  2. Bruteadjective

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

  3. Bruteadjective

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

  4. Bruteadjective

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

  5. Bruteadjective

    rough; uncivilized; unfeeling

  6. Brutenoun

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

  7. Brutenoun

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

  8. Bruteverb

    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.]

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  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. Yanez Jr.:

    She’s tied the hands of the police, she wants the to police with one hand behind their back, and you can’t fight evil crime, brute force, with one hand tied behind their backs.

  2. Rob Joyce:

    This lengthy brute force campaign to collect and exfiltrate data, access credentials and more, is likely ongoing, on a global scale.

  3. Julius Caesar, from Suetonius, Lives of the Caesars:

    Et tu, Brute.[You also, Brutus.]

  4. Kishore Singh:

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

  5. James Shields:

    There is what might be called a cultural assumption in France that whoever is in power will abuse that power unless kept in check, this forms part of the continual tension between government and the citizenry... the muscular action that often accompanies it is part of the negotiating framework, a show of brute strength prior to seeking peaceful resolution. Not for nothing is.

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    restricted to a particular condition of life
    • A. acclaim
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