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...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.