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Synonyms for brutish
ˈbru tɪʃbrutish

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. brutish

    A brutish man simply follows his animal instincts, without special inclination to do harm; the brutal have always a spirit of malice and cruelty. Brute has no special character, except as indicating what a brute might possess; much the same is true of animal, except that animal leans more to the side of sensuality, brute to that of force, as appears in the familiar phrase "brute force." Hunger is an animal appetite; a brute impulse suddenly prompts one to strike a blow in anger. Bestial, in modern usage, implies an intensified and degrading animalism. Any supremacy of the animal or brute instincts over the intellectual and spiritual in man is base and vile. Beastly refers largely to the outward and visible consequences of excess; as, beastly drunkenness. Compare ANIMAL.

    Synonyms:
    animal, base, beastly, bestial, brutal, brute, carnal, coarse, ignorant, imbruted, insensible, lascivious, sensual, sottish, stolid, stupid, swinish, unintellectual, unspiritual, vile

    Antonyms:
    elevated, enlightened, exalted, grand, great, humane, intellectual, intelligent, noble, refined

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. brutish

    Synonyms:
    BRUTAL

  2. brutish

    Synonyms:
    irrational, brute

  3. brutish

    Synonyms:
    stupid, dull, insensible

  4. brutish

    Synonyms:
    gross, carnal, sensual, bestial, beastly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. brutishadjective

    Synonyms:
    bestial, brutal, brute

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "brutish":

    brutal

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How to use brutish in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Melvoin:

    Check out the Declaration of Independence You think it promises happiness No no no, it talks about the pursuit of happiness. The PURSUIT We've become a nation of wimps We think we're entitled to everything, we want to legislate ourselves into some cozy little cocoon. Well, forget it, Nature Boy. There are no guarantees. Life is nasty, brutish, and short.

  2. Thomas Carlyle:

    Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.

  3. Sir Charles Spencer Charlie Chaplin:

    Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the Headless Monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.

  4. David Mathieson:

    This is a completely unreformed and unreconstructed, authoritarian, brutish institution that has violence and cruelty in its DNA.

  5. Nancy Taylor:

    First, we feel your pain, Boston, for this cold is brutish and dangerous, second . . . in the foreseeable future, any warmth we can generate will come from human kindness. Such warmth is worth a lot. It can be a game-changer.


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