Of or with respect to a brute as brutal nature
- punishingly harsh
- resembling a beast; showing not enough human being sensibility
- (of people or their particular actions) ready or disposed to inflict discomfort or putting up with
- disagreeably direct and accurate
- Of or related to a brute; because, intense nature.
- Like a brute; savage; cruel; inhuman; brutish; unfeeling; merciless; gross; as, brutal manners.
mid-15c., in mention of the type of creatures, from Latin brutus (see brute (adj.)) + -al (1). Of persons, "fierce," 1640s. Related: Brutally.
alias [Jam.] [sl.]
- beastly [unrestrainedly harsh] [archaic]
- boarish [fig.]
- feral [savage]
- jackbooted [fig.]
- savage [fierce]
- sledgehammer [fig.]
- beastly [coll.] [esp. Br.] [very unpleasant]
- beastly [Br] [coll.] [dated] [e.g. beastly hot]
- harsh [harsh]
(a.) Of or related to a brute; since, brutal nature.
- (a.) Like a brute; savage; harsh; inhuman; brutish; unfeeling; merciless; gross; as, brutal ways.
They behaved in the most high-handed, brutal and truculent manner.