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brutal

bru·tal

brutal

 
 
pronunciation:
bru tl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: exceptionally savage, merciless, or cruel.
a brutal jailer
synonyms:
atrocious, barbarous, ruthless, savage, vicious
antonyms:
gentle, humane
similar words:
abusive, bestial, bloodthirsty, brute, brutish, callous, cruel, ferocious, fiendish, grim, inhuman, merciless, monstrous, oppressive, outrageous, pitiless, remorseless, truculent, violent
definition 2: exceptionally severe.
a brutal blizzard
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
synonyms:
crude
similar words:
bald, bare, blunt, explicit, naked, plain, point-blank, raw, unequivocal
derivation: brutally (adv.)