barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious(adj)
(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
"a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"
wild, uncivilized, fierce, savage, deplorable, reprehensible, fell, beastly, unrelenting, venomous, criminal, brute(a), condemnable, roughshod, barbaric, evil, feral, cruel, poisonous, barbarous, vicious, furious, ferocious, barbarian, heavy-handed, brutish, bestial, ferine, uncivilised
"the brutal summer sun"; "a brutal winter"
beastly, bestial, brute(a), brutish, brutal(adj)
resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
"beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners"
disagreeably direct and precise
"he spoke with brutal honesty"
Savagely violent, vicious, ruthless, or cruel
Crude or unfeeling in manner or speech.
Disagreeably precise or penetrating
In extreme metal, to describe the speed of the music and the density of riffs.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Whatever is not civilized is barbarian; barbaric indicates rude magnificence, uncultured richness; as, barbaric splendor, a barbaric melody. Barbarous refers to the worst side of barbarian life, and to revolting acts, especially of cruelty, such as a civilized man would not be expected to do; as, a barbarous deed. We may, however, say barbarous nations, barbarous tribes, without implying anything more than want of civilization and culture. Savage is more distinctly bloodthirsty than barbarous. In this sense we speak of a savage beast and of barbarous usage.
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When I was growing up in a small village in India, the fairy-tales and children's stories led me to believe that villains and bad guys look like monsters, and they are really very rude and crude in their behavior. The movies during my generation also strengthened that perseption. As I grew up and travelled around the world, I soon realized the reality that the bad guys and villains are often good looking, well-behaved, silky smooth, sharp and smart...often too smart to gain your complete confidence before their brutal betrayal and them deceitfully back-stabbing you when you least expect it. We all discover this harsh reality hard way, after getting entangled at least once in their tantalizing tangled web of deception, that appearances can often be deceptive, and too good to be true - always! And yet, not all the times but only occasionally, the dreamer and optimist inside us likes to believe those fairy-tales and the happy-ending movies from childhood....
How I deep judge, how I deep, surprise, and shock at the brutal killing of the innocent people.
Let's be clear: There's no doubt that Bashar Assad is a brutal dictator who has slaughtered his own people and is complicit in the use of chemical weapons.
It's (Q1) going to be a brutal quarter and this doesn’t help sentiment at all.
So this is just like hunting a couch? Give me a break, this isn't easy. It's brutal.
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