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ˈbru tɪʃbrutish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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. brutishadjective

    Of, or in the manner of a brute

  2. brutishadjective

    Bestial; lacking human sensibility

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Brutishadjective

    Etymology: from brute.

    Osiris, Isis, Orus, and their train,
    With monstrous shapes and sorceries abus’d
    Fanatick Egypt, and her priests, to seek
    Their wand’ring gods disguis’d in brutish forms. Par. Lost.

    Brutes, and brutish men, are commonly more able to bear pain, than others. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmologia Sacra, b. ii. c. 6.

    For thou thyself hast been a libertine,
    As sensual as the brutish sting itself. William Shakespeare, As you like it.

    After he has slept himself into some use of himself, by much ado he staggers to his table again, and there acts over the same brutish scene. South.

    They were not so brutish, that they could be ignorant to call upon the name of God. Richard Hooker, b. v. § 35.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brutishadjective

    pertaining to, or resembling, a brute or brutes; of a cruel, gross, and stupid nature; coarse; unfeeling; unintelligent

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brutish in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brutish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of brutish in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Carlyle:

    Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead therefore we must learn both arts.

  2. Sir Charles Spencer Charlie Chaplin:

    Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the Headless Monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.

  3. John Wesley:

    A feast of dedication; yet he calls it a feast to Jehovah; for as brutish as they were, they did not design to terminate their adoration in the image; but they made it for a representation of the true God...yet this did not excuse them from gross idolatry.”

  4. Jeff Melvoin:

    Check out the Declaration of Independence You think it promises happiness No no no, it talks about the pursuit of happiness. The PURSUIT We've become a nation of wimps We think we're entitled to everything, we want to legislate ourselves into some cozy little cocoon. Well, forget it, Nature Boy. There are no guarantees. Life is nasty, brutish, and short.

  5. David Mathieson:

    This is a completely unreformed and unreconstructed, authoritarian, brutish institution that has violence and cruelty in its DNA.

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    making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    • A. accommodation
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