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Synonyms for brutal
ˈbrut lbru·tal

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Wiktionary4.0 / 1 vote

  1. brutaladjective

    cold-blooded, barbaric, savage, vicious

    gentle, kind

  2. brutaladjective

    Savagely violent, vicious, ruthless, or cruel

    vicious, barbaric, cold-blooded, savage

    gentle, kind

  3. brutaladjective

    Crude or unfeeling in manner or speech.

    barbaric, savage, cold-blooded, vicious

    kind, gentle

  4. brutaladjective

    Harsh; unrelenting

    barbaric, cold-blooded, savage, vicious

    gentle, kind

  5. brutaladjective

    Disagreeably precise or penetrating

    vicious, savage, cold-blooded, barbaric

    gentle, kind

  6. brutaladjective

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

    barbaric, cold-blooded, savage, vicious

    kind, gentle

English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  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.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet4.7 / 3 votes

  1. barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, viciousadjective

    (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

    mild, humane, indirect

  2. brutal, unrelentingadjective


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

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

    humane, mild, indirect

  3. beastly, bestial, brute(a), brutish, brutaladjective

    resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

    "beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners"

    mild, indirect, humane

  4. brutaladjective

    disagreeably direct and precise

    "he spoke with brutal honesty"

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

    mild, indirect, humane

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. brutaladjective

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

  2. brutaladjective

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

  3. brutaladjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. brutaladjective

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

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  1. Albert Einstein:

    We scientists, whose tragic destiny it has been to make the methods of annihilation ever more gruesome and more effective, must consider it our solemn and transcendent duty to do all in our power in preventing these weapons from being used for the brutal purpose for which they were invented.

  2. Donald Trump:

    That's great, Rod Rosenstein, and I think that's happening. We have seen a willingness, even to a certain extent by the Democrats, starting to come around but it's brutal. It's brutal, as you know better than anybody, it's a tough situation. We need the laws enhanced very substantially and very quickly. Thank you, Rod Rosenstein, very nice.

  3. Kedar Joshi:

    Nature, by its very nature, is very brutal and unequal. However, Man has somehow managed to transform the nature of its brutality and inequality.

  4. Diana Foley:

    We are offended that that awful image of our son's brutal murder be used publicly, to tweet it again just continues to promote their propaganda - the horrible way they recruit others who want to be brutal. I certainly do not want that to continue.

  5. Governor Cuomo:

    The void allowed misinformation and conspiracy, and now people are left with the thought of,' Did my loved one have to die ?' And that is a brutal, brutal question to pose to a person, and I want everyone to know everything was done. Everything was done by the best minds in the best interest.

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