brutal brutal  /b ˈru təl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
  2. (adj) harsh
  3. (adj) resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
  4. (adj) disagreeably direct and precise

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It's an unwinnable three-front war, and the outcome isn't a fantasy, it's brutal reality.
  2. They earned their brutal reputation but the Norse were also craftsmen, explorers and believers in democracy.
  3. Singing in an Auto-Tuned monotone with little regard for melody, West sounds ghostly as he recounts his romantic failures in brutal detail.

News

  1. Bath salts blamed in Pennsylvania man's brutal attacks on woman

    A Boggs Township man was behind bars Friday after police charged him with a series of brutal assaults on a woman that culminated with three days of alleged bath salts-fueled violence last week.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

  2. Shield’s Most Brutal Attacks, Cean Lifting Weights Again, SmackDown Social Media Score

    - WWE posted their latest Countdown video which looking at the Shield’s most brutal attacks. - John Cena the following tweet of himself getting ready for tomorrow’s Payback pay-per-view.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Wrestling News Page

  3. Iraqi man convicted in brutal rape of Colorado Springs woman

    A former translator for U.S. troops in Iraq was convicted of all counts in the brutal rape of a Colorado Springs woman who nearly died of her injuries. Sarmad Fadhi "Levi" Mohammed, 26, of Colorado Springs, faces the potential of life in prison at a Sept. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

Quotes

  1. In a statement written in advance, Bush said Hussein "was executed after receiving a fair trial - the kind of justice he denied the victims of his brutal regime."
    on Dec 29, 2006 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. In Washington, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the bombings prove al-Qaida is "the most brutal and bankrupt of movements" and will strengthen Iraqi resolve to reject terrorism.
    on Feb 1, 2006 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: 940 News

  3. Georgia President Mikhail Saakashvili called it an "unprovoked brutal Russian invasion."
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: Mikhail Saakashvili Source: International Herald Tribune

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