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brute

Pronunciation: /bruːt/

Translation of brute in Spanish:

noun/nombre

[colloquial/familiar]
  • 1.1 (person) animal (masculine and feminine) [colloquial/familiar], bestia (feminine) or (masculine and feminine), bruto, (masculine, feminine) her son is a big brute of a man su hijo es un animal or una or un bestia 1.2 (animal) bestia (feminine) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • Running contrary to the accepted belief that Neanderthals were nothing but savage brutes, the child - either a foetus aged seven months or a child no more than a few weeks old - had been buried in a grave.
    • If the people are not violent brutes then they are passive victims.
    • She was the only young girl in a tavern full of large ugly brutes.
    Example sentences
    • He's a brute, an offense to human decency.
    • Eventually, though, her Catholic aspirations to Protestant gentility and heavy-handed elocution lessons failed to soothe her brute of a husband.
    • The public would view the woman's affair as a sad, desperate attempt to gain some comfort in the hellish life her brute of a husband had imposed on her.
    Example sentences
    • The landing was home to a pair of scabrous aging brutes, a wolf dog (I suspect) and a forlorn Great Dane.
    • What I remember is that the film starred Will Fyffe, whose big black dog was rather an unreliable brute that was suspected of sheep worrying.
    • Some observers hypothesize that she had been indoctrinated to believe the malicious stereotype of the Ursidae as awkward, clumsy, ill-mannered brutes.
    1.3 (sth difficult) it's a brute to open [colloquial/familiar] da mucho trabajo abrirlo

adjective/adjetivo

  • (before noun/delante del nombre) brute force fuerza (feminine) bruta they used brute force to get him out of the car lo sacaron del coche por la fuerza

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