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Meaning of BRUTALITY

Pronunciation:  broo'talitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a brutal barbarous savage act
  2. [n]  the trait of extreme cruelty

BRUTALITY is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: barbarism, barbarity, ferociousness, savageness, savagery, savagery, viciousness
 See Also: atrocity, cruelness, cruelty, harshness, inhumanity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bru*tal"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Brutalities}. [Cf. F.
1. The quality of being brutal; inhumanity; savageness;

2. An inhuman act.

         The . . . brutalities exercised in war. --Brougham.

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