HyperDic: brutal

English > 4 senses of the word brutal:
ADJECTIVEallbrutal, barbarous, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
allbrutal, unrelentingharsh
allbrutal, beastly, bestial, brute, brutishresembling a beast
allbrutaldisagreeably direct and precise
brutal > pronunciation
Soundsbruw'tahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > brutal: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering.
Example "brutal beatings"
Synonymsbarbarous, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious
Broaderinhumanelacking and reflecting lack of pity / pity or compassion / compassion
Spanishatroz, bárbaro, brutal, cruel, feroz, salvaje
Catalanatroç, bàrbar, brutal, cruel, feroç, ferotge, salvatge
Nounsbrutalitythe trait of extreme / extreme cruelty
English > brutal: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHarsh.
Examples
  • "the brutal summer sun"
  • "a brutal winter"
Synonymunrelenting
BroaderintensePossessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
Spanishbrutal
Catalanbrutal
English > brutal: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningresembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility.
Synonymsbeastly, bestial, brute, brutish
Broaderinhumanelacking and reflecting lack of pity / pity or compassion / compassion
Spanishbestia, bestial, brutal
Catalananimal, bèstia, bestial, brutal
Verbsbrutalizebecome brutal or insensitive and unfeeling
brutalizemake brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman
English > brutal: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningdisagreeably direct and precise.
Example"he spoke with brutal honesty"
BroaderdirectStraightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
Spanishbrutal
Catalanbrutal

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