Definition of brutish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbruːtɪʃ/


Resembling or characteristic of a brute: he was coarse and brutish brutish behaviour
More example sentences
  • Behind each crest of a ravenous bird or brutish beast lay men equally as daunting.
  • It is telling that his hero is an honest cop, sometimes brutish but never cruel.
  • What can the perpetrator of these crimes use to justify his brutish means to achieve his fiendish ends?



Example sentences
  • Harnessed to German nationalism and the rise of Hitler, he felt that authenticity for the German people was to be seen in National Socialism, and let his philosophy endorse the most brutishly unphilosophical of regimes.
  • It's brutishly fast - the company claims the car will hit 60 mph in under 4.7 seconds, and 100 mph in 10 seconds.
  • In Torun, close to the Kosmos Hotel, he was beaten more brutishly, bound more thoroughly and gagged.


Pronunciation: /ˈbruːtɪʃnəs/
Example sentences
  • Killigrew's original play aimed to demonstrate the brutishness of the British Cavaliers as they stormed through other countries and left paths of ruined women in the wake.
  • It's a word which shows a feeble mind and a tendency to brutishness.
  • They despair of the moral decline and the ugly brutishness that characterise much of urban Britain.

Words that rhyme with brutish


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Line breaks: bru|tish

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