Synonyms for (adjective) brutal

Synonyms: brutal

Definition: disagreeably direct and precise

Usage: he spoke with brutal honesty

Similar words: direct

Definition: straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action

Usage: a direct question; a direct response; a direct approach


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: inhumane

Definition: lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion

Usage: humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world; biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: inhumane

Definition: lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion

Usage: humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world; biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used


Synonyms: brutal, unrelenting

Definition: harsh

Usage: the brutal summer sun; a brutal winter

Similar words: intense

Definition: possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

Usage: intense heat; intense anxiety; intense desire; intense emotion; the skunk's intense acrid odor; intense pain; enemy fire was intense