brutality brutality  /bru ˈtæ lə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the trait of extreme cruelty
  2. (n) a brutal barbarous savage act

Usage(s):

  1. Then one by one, he kills them cruelly and with great brutality.
  2. Grade school textbooks recount the callous brutality of Japanese soldiers in graphic detail, and credit the Communist Party with defeating Japan.
  3. This perfectly matches a narrative that encompasses sadistic brutality, wild humor and, yes, a tragic vision of war and its consequences.

News

  1. Egyptian police accused of destroying security papers acquitted

    CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo court on Wednesday acquitted all police officers and officials accused of destroying documents of the internal security agency whose brutality was a rallying point for the revolt that swept Hosni Mubarak from power. The 41 acquitted include the former head of the state security apparatus, Hassan Abdel Rahman, who is also on trial with Mubarak and others for complicity ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Ohio suspect Ariel Castro due in court

    An Ohio man accused of murder, rape and holding three women against their will for close to a decade will be arraigned on Wednesday. Ariel Castro, 52, was indicted last week on 329 counts. His case has attracted national attention because of the unusual length and depravity of the crimes of which he's accused. "The horrific brutality and torture that the victims endured for a decade is beyond ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio

  3. Analysis: Hezbollah tips Syria power balance, polarizes Lebanon

    By Samia Nakhoul BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese have long viewed the Hezbollah guerrilla army as a state-within-a-state. But having watched it launch a military adventure in Syria and brutality on the streets of Beirut, they feel ever more hostage to the Islamist group's regional agenda. Within minutes of a busload of unarmed demonstrators arriving on Sunday at the Iranian embassy in Beirut to ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "We've seen courageous women stand up to the brutality and threats and we've experienced the searing image of a woman bleeding to death on the streets," said President Barack Obama.
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN

  2. Mark Regev, a spokesman for Netanyahu, called the incident a "senseless act of brutality against innocents."
    on Apr 2, 2009 By: Mark Regev Source: Reuters UK

  3. "Something has gone very wrong," Chidambaram told reporters. "They seem to have walked into a trap set by the Naxalites. I am deeply shocked. This shows the savage nature of the CPI-Maoist, the brutality and savagery they are capable of."
    on Apr 6, 2010 By: P Chidambaram Source: Economic Times

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