Savage physical violence; great cruelty: brutality against civilians
More example sentences
- I don't think he was exposed to enough of their atrocities and enough of their brutalities to understand what he really was getting involved in.
- The images of abuse and brutality he records are horrifyingly familiar.
- Gone are the times when tensions would erupt in a blizzard of savage brutality.
savagery, cruelty, bloodthirstiness, viciousness, ferocity, barbarity, wickedness, murderousness, cold-bloodedness, hard-heartedness, harshness; ruthlessness, callousness, heartlessness, mercilessness, pitilessness, remorselessness, sadism; inhumanity, heinousness, monstrousness, atrocity, vileness; bestiality, brutishness, beastliness