Definition of brutal in English:

brutal

Line breaks: bru¦tal
Pronunciation: /ˈbruːt(ə)l
 
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adjective

Derivatives

brutally

adverb
More example sentences
  • I still have a scar on my lip and sharp pains in my stomach from being brutally kicked by the older soldiers.
  • It is a brutally honest confession of the limited role North Africa played in the making of a major European artist.
  • It was, of course, a horrific model that was brutally imposed on an unwilling people who did not want it.

Origin

late 15th century (in the sense 'relating to the lower animals'): from Old French, or from medieval Latin brutalis, from brutus 'dull, stupid' (see brute).

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