brutal brutal  /b ˈru təl/


  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)


  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.


  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


  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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