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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcatnoun

    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, faunaadjective

    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, 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"

    Antonyms:
    humane

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. brutenoun

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

  2. brutenoun

    Synonyms:
    ruffian, barbarian, brutal monster

  3. bruteadjective

    Synonyms:
    irrational, void of reason

  4. bruteadjective

    Synonyms:
    bestial, savage, barbarous, BRUTAL

  5. bruteadjective

    Synonyms:
    rough, rude, uncivilized

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bruteadjective

    Synonyms:
    irrational

  2. brutenoun

    Synonyms:
    beast, fiend, monster, ruffian, yahoo

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "brute":

    gross, brutal, raw, crude, bully

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How to use brute in a sentence?

  1. Eusebius McKaiser:

    The old South African flag symbolizes brute anti-black racism, and its longer colonial history from which it flows, to that extent, the antiquated and divisive symbolism of the Confederate flag in the U.S. finds ideological affinity with the old South African flag. Both flags show off past injustice and neither flag represents the idealism of breaking from divisive pasts in search of new, inclusive realities.

  2. Dermot Shea:

    We can do it with brains, we can do it with guile, we can move away from brute force.

  3. Rob Joyce:

    This lengthy brute force campaign to collect and exfiltrate data, access credentials and more, is likely ongoing, on a global scale.

  4. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Passion is a rough diamond: reduced to be more beautiful. (C'est diamant brute la passion: - Diminuera pour être plus beau.)

  5. James Shields:

    There is what might be called a cultural assumption in France that whoever is in power will abuse that power unless kept in check, this forms part of the continual tension between government and the citizenry... the muscular action that often accompanies it is part of the negotiating framework, a show of brute strength prior to seeking peaceful resolution. Not for nothing is.

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