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Synonyms for brutal
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    mild, humane, indirect

  2. brutal, unrelenting(adj)

    harsh

    "the brutal summer sun"; "a brutal winter"

    Synonyms:
    savage, relentless, fell, grim, beastly, unrelenting, stern, brute(a), roughshod, unappeasable, cruel, barbarous, vicious, brutish, unforgiving, inexorable, bestial, persistent

    Antonyms:
    humane, mild, indirect

  3. 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"

    Antonyms:
    mild, indirect, humane

  4. brutal(adj)

    disagreeably direct and precise

    "he spoke with brutal honesty"

    Synonyms:
    brutish, unrelenting, bestial, savage, barbarous, fell, roughshod, cruel, vicious, brute(a), beastly

    Antonyms:
    mild, indirect, humane

Wiktionary

  1. brutal(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    cold-blooded, barbaric, savage, vicious

    Antonyms:
    kind, gentle

  2. brutal(adjective)

    Savagely violent, vicious, ruthless, or cruel

    Synonyms:
    vicious, savage, cold-blooded, barbaric

    Antonyms:
    kind, gentle

  3. brutal(adjective)

    Crude or unfeeling in manner or speech.

    Synonyms:
    savage, cold-blooded, vicious, barbaric

    Antonyms:
    kind, gentle

  4. brutal(adjective)

    Harsh; unrelenting

    Synonyms:
    cold-blooded, savage, vicious, barbaric

    Antonyms:
    gentle, kind

  5. brutal(adjective)

    Disagreeably precise or penetrating

    Synonyms:
    vicious, savage, cold-blooded, barbaric

    Antonyms:
    gentle, kind

  6. brutal(adjective)

    In extreme metal, to describe the speed of the music and the density of riffs.

    Synonyms:
    barbaric, cold-blooded, savage, vicious

    Antonyms:
    kind, gentle

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. brutal

    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.

    Synonyms:
    atrocious, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, cruel, inhuman, merciless, rude, savage, uncivilized, uncouth, untamed

    Antonyms:
    civilized, courtly, cultured, delicate, elegant, graceful, humane, nice, polite, refined, tender, urbane

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. brutal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    savage, ferocious, cruel, inhuman, unfeeling, barbarous, barbarian, fell, barbaric, ruthless, truculent, bloody, brutish, brute

  2. brutal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    churlish, gruff, bearish, harsh, uncivil, rude, rough, impolite, unmannerly, BRUSQUE, ungentlemanly

  3. brutal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    gross, coarse, sensual, carnal, brutish, beastly, bestial

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. brutal(a)

    Synonyms:
    inhuman, cruel, fell, ruthless, truculent, unfeeling, beastly, bestial, brutish

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How to use brutal in a sentence?

  1. Eric Dreiband:

    Hate crimes threaten the health of our community life and a decade after the passage of the Shepard Byrd Act and more than 20 years after the brutal murders of the men for whom it was named, prosecuting hate crimes remains a top priority here at the Department of Justice.

  2. Michael Flynn:

    It was huge error. As brutal as Saddam Hussein was, it was a mistake to just eliminate him. The same is true for Moammar Gadhafi and for Libya, which is now a failed state. The historic lesson is that it was a strategic failure to go into Iraq. History will not be and should not be kind with that decision.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    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 perception. 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 and sharp and smart etc....often too smart to gain your complete confidence before their brutal betrayal and 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 the appearances can often be deceptive, and always too good to be true. And yet, not all the times but only occasionally, the dreamer and optimist inside us still likes to believe those fairy-tales and the happy-ending movies from childhood....

  4. Chris Wheeler:

    It's (Q1) going to be a brutal quarter and this doesn’t help sentiment at all.

  5. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    I can confirm that the Australian government is currently seeking to independently verify reports that 18-year-old Melbourne teenager Jake Bilardi has been killed in a suicide bombing attack in the Middle East, if these reports are confirmed, this is another tragic example of a young Australian being lured to a senseless and violent death by a brutal terrorist organization that is intent on imposing suffering and misery not only in Iraq and Syria but beyond.

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