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Synonyms for brutality
bruˈtæl ɪ tibru·tal·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ferociousness, brutality, viciousness, savagerynoun

    the trait of extreme cruelty

    Synonyms:
    barbarity, savagery, barbarism, savageness, viciousness, ferociousness

  2. brutality, barbarity, barbarism, savagerynoun

    a brutal barbarous savage act

    Synonyms:
    atrocity, atrociousness, barbarousness, savageness, viciousness, barbarism, heinousness, barbarity, savagery, ferociousness

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  1. brutalitynoun

    Synonyms:
    savageness, inhumanity, barbarity, cruelty, brutishness, ferocity, truculence, hardness of heart

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  1. brutalitynoun

    Synonyms:
    inhumanity, cruelty, truculence

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  1. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.

  2. Ryan Mauro:

    It does nothing to persuade jihadists to support Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda instead of ISIS and its brutality will only further alienate Muslims, when ISIS brags about massacring civilians, it is self-aware enough to include lengthy justifications. Al-Shabaab fails to do that and just looks like serial killers.

  3. Jasmine Opperman:

    In its desperation to regain international attention and prestige, Al-Shabaab uses the Islamic State's propaganda tactics and brutality sending a message they not only have the capacity to execute at free will, but also announcing their undeterred presence, more than likely, Al-Shabaab is sending signals to the Islamic State that there is little difference between the groups.

  4. Elie Mystal:

    He’s trying to be nice … That really I think goes wrong when you talk about the other big missed opportunity which was Mr. Fund the Police, can we just talk as adults? Does anybody in good faith think that the problem with police brutality in this country is that the police aren’t funded enough?

  5. Jay Stanley:

    For police officers, it can take a while to sink in [that they may be filmed]. As police officers do take in that new reality, we may see a revolution in terms of a drastic reduction in brutality. We may not, but it's too early to tell.


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