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brutality

bru·tal·i·ty

brutality

 
pronunciation:
bru tae lih ti
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: brutalities
definition 1: the condition or quality of being brutal or very cruel.
The tyrant was hated for his arrogance and brutality.
synonyms:
atrocity, barbarousness, ruthlessness, savageness, savagery, viciousness
similar words:
abusiveness, bestiality, callousness, cruelty, ferocity, inhumanity, sadism, tyranny, violence
definition 2: brutal or very cruel practice or treatment.
The brutality of the soldiers toward the prisoners was sickening.
synonyms:
atrocity, savagery
similar words:
abuse, cruelty, inhumanity, violence
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