savage; cruel; inhuman:
a brutal attack on the village.
brutal criticism; brutal weather.
taxing, demanding, or exhausting:
They’re having a brutal time making ends meet.
of or relating to lower animals.
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cruel; vicious; savage
extremely honest or coarse in speech or manner
harsh; severe; extreme: brutal cold
to make brutal. to treat (someone) with brutality. Contemporary Examples The Thugs Who Lead Iran’s Supreme Leader Gary Sick June 26, 2009 To the Woman Warrior I Didn’t Know Monsoon Bissell January 4, 2013 Historical Examples Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850. Various The Philippines A Century Hence Jose Rizal Glimpses […]
(in modern architecture) the aesthetic use of basic building processes with no apparent concern for visual amenity. Contemporary Examples A Slaughterhouse with Style Blake Gopnik October 2, 2012 Historical Examples The Prince of India, Volume II Lew. Wallace noun an austere style of architecture characterized by emphasis on such structural materials as undressed concrete and […]
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to make brutal. to treat (someone) with brutality. Historical Examples Woman and Socialism August Bebel Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4 Plotinos (Plotinus) Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4 Plotinos (Plotinus) The Philippines A Century Hence Jose Rizal Continental Monthly, Vol. II. July, 1862. No. 1. Various verb to make or become brutal (transitive) to treat brutally