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bru·tal

brutal

 
 
pronunciation:
bru tl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: exceptionally savage, merciless, or cruel.
The brutal jailer worked the prisoners until they dropped from exhaustion.
synonyms:
atrocious, barbarous, ruthless, savage, vicious
antonyms:
gentle, humane
similar words:
abusive, barbaric, bestial, bloodthirsty, brute, brutish, callous, cruel, ferocious, fiendish, grim, inhuman, merciless, monstrous, oppressive, outrageous, pitiless, remorseless, truculent, violent
definition 2: exceptionally severe.
The brutal blizzard caused numerous deaths.
synonyms:
ferocious, furious, terrible, violent
similar words:
awful, bad, cruel, fierce, grim, harsh, inhuman, intense, severe
definition 3: unpleasantly plain and direct.
The brutal truth is that you just don't have the talent to succeed.He was stung by the brutal answer to his question.
synonyms:
crude
similar words:
bald, bare, blunt, explicit, naked, plain, point-blank, raw, unequivocal
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derivation: brutally (adv.)
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