brutalization brutalization  /b ˈru tə lə ˌzeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the condition of being treated in a cruel and savage manner
  2. (n) the activity of treating someone savagely or viciously
  3. (n) an act that makes people cruel or lacking normal human qualities


  1. By accepting the punishments imposed on him he confronted his captors with their own brutalization.
  2. The conversation turns to the routine brutalization of women in Afghanistan.
  3. Rebels trying to gain control here have terrorized villages, using brutalization as a tactic.


  • Hadley and Gates on Iraq

    two wars against his neighbors resulting in about a million deaths; brutalization of his own people killing tens if not hundreds of thousands; use of poison gas against Iraqi Kurds; lifelong support for terrorism; open defiance of the U.N. Security Council….
    on February 4, 2014     Source: Cato Institute


  1. "I don't believe there is any credible scientific evidence for the idea that years of brutalization can be massively repressed," Loftus said.
    on Feb 3, 2005 By: Elizabeth Loftus Source: Boston

  2. "The fight against terrorism should not result in brutalization of our society. We must also ensure that no group or section of society gets targeted in our commitment to fight terrorism. What is required is flexibility," Singh cautioned.
    on Dec 13, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Sify

  3. "The government of Sudan must not remain complicit in the brutalization of Darfur," said Bush, who was in Crawford, Texas.
    on Apr 7, 2004 By: President Bush Source: USA Today

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