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Meaning of BRUTAL

Pronunciation:  'brootl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (of circumstances; especially weather) causing suffering; "brutal weather"; "northern winters can be cruel"; "a cruel world"; "a harsh climate"; "a rigorous climate"; "unkind winters"
  2. [adj]  (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"
  3. [adj]  (of weapons or instruments) causing suffering and pain; "brutal instruments of torture"; "cruel weapons of war"

BRUTAL is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: barbarous, cruel, fell, hard, harsh, inhumane, rigorous, roughshod, savage, unkind, vicious



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bru"tal\, a. [Cf. F. brutal. See {Brute}, a.]
1. Of or pertaining to a brute; as, brutal nature. ``Above
   the rest of brutal kind.'' --Milton.

2. Like a brute; savage; cruel; inhuman; brutish; unfeeling;
   merciless; gross; as, brutal manners. ``Brutal
   intemperance.'' --Macaulay.

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