n (plural -ties)
- 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (cruelty) brutalidad (feminine) they complained of police brutality se quejaron de la dureza de la represión policial the brutality of the murder el salvajismo del asesinatoMore example sentences1.2 countable/numerable (cruel act) brutalidad (feminine)
- 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.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.