Definition of 'brute'
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Thus we are shown that thoughtfulness is superior to brute strength. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There was improvisation as well as brute force and timing. The Sun (2012)History is littered with examples of fine minds corrupted by their engagement with brute power. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But critics say it is a big brute aimed at speed freaks. The Sun (2006)It reflects patriotism as identity rather than the brute and ugly side of nationalism. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In desperation the animal used brute force to bend the bars in the roof and escape. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This helped to make sense of the copious brute facts that had to be learned. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Suárez is often the victim of those who try to use brute strength to stop the opposition. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There can be no wishing away the brute facts. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Rarely has grace and brute strength been so exquisitely combined. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Many crews have lifting equipment but others use brute force. The Sun (2009)The brute fact of the matter is that the race has too many accidents. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Only rarely does victory involve brute strength. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He had vigour, energy and the simple willingness to use brute power on his side. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He can pull and hang and he's a big brute. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You need brute force, because statues are solidly built. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That was quality in the way it was constructed and showed all his best qualities: brute power, placement and pace of the innings. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'brute'
British English: brute NOUN
If you call someone, usually a man, a brute, you mean that they are rough, violent, and insensitive.
He was an idiot and a brute and he deserved his fate.
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