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brutish


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brutish  \Bru"tish\,  a. 
  Pertaining  to  or  resembling,  a  brute  or  brutes;  of  a  cruel, 
  gross,  and  stupid  nature;  coarse;  unfeeling;  unintelligent. 
 
  O,  let  all  provocation  Take  every  brutish  shape  it  can 
  devise.  --Leigh  Hunt. 
 
  Man  may  .  .  .  render  himself  brutish,  but  it  is  in  vain 
  that  he  would  seek  to  take  the  rank  and  density  of  the 
  brute.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  Syn:  Insensible;  stupid;  unfeeling;  savage;  cruel;  brutal; 
  barbarous;  inhuman;  ferocious;  gross;  carnal;  sensual; 
  bestial.  --  {Bru"tish*ly},  adv  --  {Bru"tish*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brutish 
  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"  [syn:  {beastly},  {bestial},  {brute(a)}] 




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