brutish brutish  /b ˈru tɪʃ/


  • (adj) resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility



  1. The brutish life of Rodriguez Gacha ends in a shoot-out.
  2. Harry is then left at the doorstep of his boring but brutish aunt and uncle, the Dursleys.
  3. Original sin resided in the pinkish gray folds of the brain and expressed itself through brutish linkage, which operated the prehensile thumb.


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  1. "This has been a nasty and brutish place for some time," said Norman Ornstein, a congressional analyst at the American Enterprise Institute. "I think for many people, they're tired of it, even if they've been a part of it, and they'd like to...
    on Dec 10, 2006 By: Norman Ornstein Source: Forbes

  2. Of his accusers, Lord Black of Crossharbour quoted Winston Churchill, saying, "They will have their fleeting moment of brutish triumph" as he enters the largest penitentiary in the United States to become inmate number 18330-424.
    on Mar 3, 2008 By: Winston Churchill Source: National Post

  3. "It's very difficult to dislodge the brutish image from popular thinking," Professor Stringer told BBC News. "When football fans behave badly, or politicians advocate reactionary views, they are invariably called 'Neanderthal', and I can't...
    on Jan 8, 2010 By: Chris Stringer Source: BBC News

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