browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
brutal

more about brutal

brutal


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brutal  \Bru"tal\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  brutal.  See  {Brute},  a.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  brute;  as  brutal  nature.  ``Above 
  the  rest  of  brutal  kind.''  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Like  a  brute;  savage;  cruel;  inhuman;  brutish;  unfeeling; 
  merciless;  gross;  as  brutal  manners.  ``Brutal 
  intemperance.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brutal 
  adj  1:  (of  weapons  or  instruments)  causing  suffering  and  pain; 
  "brutal  instruments  of  torture";  "cruel  weapons  of 
  war"  [syn:  {cruel}] 
  2:  (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"  [syn:  {barbarous}, 
  {cruel},  {fell},  {roughshod},  {savage},  {vicious}] 
  3:  (of  circumstances;  especially  weather)  causing  suffering; 
  "brutal  weather";  "northern  winters  can  be  cruel";  "a 
  cruel  world";  "a  harsh  climate;  "a  rigorous  climate"; 
  "unkind  winters"  [syn:  {cruel},  {harsh},  {rigorous},  {unkind}] 




more about brutal