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brutal  (ˈbruːtəl

Definitions

adjective

  1. cruel; vicious; savage
  2. extremely honest or coarse in speech or manner
  3. harsh; severe; extreme   ⇒ brutal cold

Derived Forms

bruˈtality  noun
ˈbrutally  adverb

Translations for 'brutal'

  • British English: brutal A brutal act or person is cruel and violent.This is a brutal and senseless war.ˈbruːtl ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: وَحُشِيّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: brutal
  • Chinese: 残忍的
  • Croatian: brutalan brutalna
  • Czech: brutální
  • Danish: brutal
  • Dutch: bruut
  • European Spanish: brutalviolento
  • Finnish: raakabrutaali
  • French: brutal
  • German: brutal
  • Greek: κτηνώδης
  • Italian: brutale
  • Japanese: 残忍な
  • Korean: 잔인한
  • Norwegian: brutal
  • Polish: brutalny brutalna
  • Portuguese: brutal
  • Romanian: brutal brutal, brutală, brutali, brutale
  • Russian: жестокий жестокая
  • Spanish: brutal
  • Swedish: brutal brutalt
  • Thai: โหดร้าย
  • Turkish: vahşi
  • Ukrainian: жорстокий
  • Vietnamese: tàn bạo

Example Sentences Including 'brutal'

You're lucky they operate in the narrowest, most stiflingly brutal world imaginable.
Forbes, Bryan The Endless Game
Krasic delivered a brutal kick to his shins that made him whimper in spite of himself.
Val McDermid THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)
The icing on this perfect cake was Krasic, a man who had cultivated a reputation for brutal ruthlessness with apparent glee.
Val McDermid THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)

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