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There is a brutal irony about his retirement accommodation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Couples counsellors suggest having an honest (but not brutal) exchange about what behavioural tweaks would bring you closer. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The body shape of the modern fighter is very different to the early fighters, they were much more brutal, more savage. Times, Sunday Times (2017)But he was too brutal about those with less strong stomachs. Truman (1986)The year just gone was especially brutal. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This was a vicious and brutal attack. The Sun (2008)He says squash is brutal but adds that he loves his job. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The time has come to discuss these with brutal frankness. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It has been a cruel and brutal election. The Sun (2015)This is a time for brutal honesty and fronting up. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It could be brutal and vicious from round one. The Sun (2013)So why were they killed in such a brutal manner? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Their approach is one of brutal honesty and individuals taking responsibility. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The noble savage was exceedingly brutal. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But it can be brutal and harsh and difficult, too. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Be brutal about what you will and won't go to see. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was brutal, especially the first half. The Sun (2010)Round says the brutal nature of the Dakar is part of its allure. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These are the questions that a five-day inquest was considering last week with brutal frankness. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But it's a cruel and brutal sport. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Set in Scotland, it follows two families torn apart by a brutal double murder. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'brutal'
British English: brutal /ˈbruːtl/ ADJECTIVE
A brutal act or person is cruel and violent.
This is a brutal and senseless war.
- American English: brutal
- Arabic: وَحُشِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: brutal
- Chinese: 残忍的
- Croatian: brutalan
- Czech: brutální
- Danish: brutal
- Dutch: bruut
- European Spanish: brutal violento
- Finnish: raaka brutaali
- French: brutal
- German: brutal
- Greek: κτηνώδης
- Italian: brutale
- Japanese: 残忍な
- Korean: 잔인한
- Norwegian: brutal
- Polish: brutalny
- European Portuguese: brutal
- Romanian: brutal
- Russian: жестокий
- Spanish: brutal
- Swedish: brutal
- Thai: โหดร้าย
- Turkish: vahşi
- Ukrainian: жорстокий
- Vietnamese: tàn bạo
Definition of brutal from the Collins English Dictionary
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