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Synonyms for brute
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat(noun)

    a cruelly rapacious person

    Synonyms:
    wildcat well, masher, skirt chaser, fauna, animal, animate being, beast, wildcat, woman chaser, wolf, barbarian, creature, savage

    Antonyms:
    humane

  2. animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna(adj)

    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

    Synonyms:
    zoology, puppet, fauna, tool, animal, animate being, wight, wildcat, beast, wolf, creature, savage

    Antonyms:
    humane

  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:
    humane

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. brute

    An animal is a sentient being, distinct from inanimate matter and from vegetable life on the one side and from mental and spiritual existence on the other. Thus man is properly classified as an animal. But because the animal life is the lowest and rudest part of his being and that which he shares with inferior creatures, to call any individual man an animal is to imply that the animal nature has undue supremacy, and so is deep condemnation or utter insult. The brute is the animal viewed as dull to all finer feeling; the beast is looked upon as a being of appetites. To call a man a brute is to imply that he is unfeeling and cruel; to call him a beast is to indicate that he is vilely sensual. We speak of the cruel father as a brute to his children; of the drunkard as making a beast of himself. So firmly are these figurative senses established that we now incline to avoid applying brute or beast to any creature, as a horse or dog, for which we have any affection; we prefer in such cases the word animal. Creature is a word of wide signification, including all the things that God has created, whether inanimate objects, plants, animals, angels, or men. The animals of a region are collectively called its fauna.

    Synonyms:
    animal, beast, fauna, living creature, living organism, sentient being

    Antonyms:
    angel, inanimate object, man, matter, mind, mineral, soul, spirit, substance (material), vegetable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. brute(n.)

    Synonyms:
    BEAST, quadruped, four-footed animal, ferocious animal

  2. brute(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ruffian, barbarian, brutal monster

  3. brute(a.)

    Synonyms:
    irrational, void of reason

  4. brute(a.)

    Synonyms:
    bestial, savage, barbarous, BRUTAL

  5. brute(a.)

    Synonyms:
    rough, rude, uncivilized

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. brute(a)

    Synonyms:
    irrational

  2. brute(n)

    Synonyms:
    beast, fiend, monster, ruffian, yahoo

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    gross, brutal, raw, crude, bully

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How to use brute in a sentence?

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Do not be proud just because you have brute force, because an animal has brute force too! Either you be proud with your intellect and with your thoughts or be silent and sit down!

  2. Julius Caesar:

    Et tu, Brute. You also, Brutus.

  3. Baltasar Gracian:

    He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything.

  4. D. H. Lawrence:

    Brute force crushes many plants. Yet the plants rise again. The Pyramids will not last a moment compared with the daisy. And before Buddha or Jesus spoke the nightingale sang, and long after the words of Jesus and Buddha are gone into oblivion the nightingale still will sing. Because it is neither preaching nor commanding nor urging. It is just singing. And in the beginning was not a Word, but a chirrup.

  5. Jalel Harchaoui:

    Libya is a corrupt, fractured environment that offers many rewards to actors bent on evading political compromise and using brute force instead, others will feel excluded and tempted to conduct attacks and grab territory.


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