Definitions for brutal

Definitions for (adj) brutal

Main entry: brutal

Definition: disagreeably direct and precise

Usage: he spoke with brutal honesty

Main entry: brutal, barbarous, cruel, vicious, savage, roughshod, fell

Definition: (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

Usage: a barbarous crime; brutal beatings; cruel tortures; Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks; a savage slap; vicious kicks

Main entry: beastly, bestial, brutal, brute, brutish

Definition: resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

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

Main entry: brutal, unrelenting

Definition: harsh

Usage: the brutal summer sun; a brutal winter

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