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Synonyms for brutalˈbrut l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious(adj)

    (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

    "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"

    Synonyms:
    wild, uncivilized, fierce, savage, deplorable, reprehensible, fell, beastly, unrelenting, venomous, criminal, brute(a), condemnable, roughshod, barbaric, evil, feral, cruel, poisonous, barbarous, vicious, furious, ferocious, barbarian, heavy-handed, brutish, bestial, brutal, ferine, uncivilised

    Antonyms:
    mild, humane, indirect

  2. brutal, unrelenting(adj)

    harsh

    "the brutal summer sun"; "a brutal winter"

    Synonyms:
    savage, relentless, fell, grim, beastly, unrelenting, stern, brute(a), roughshod, unappeasable, cruel, barbarous, vicious, brutish, unforgiving, inexorable, bestial, brutal, persistent

    Antonyms:
    humane, mild, indirect

  3. beastly, bestial, brute(a), brutish, brutal(adj)

    resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

    "beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners"

    Antonyms:
    mild, indirect, humane

  4. brutal(adj)

    disagreeably direct and precise

    "he spoke with brutal honesty"

    Synonyms:
    brutish, unrelenting, bestial, savage, barbarous, fell, roughshod, cruel, vicious, brute(a), beastly

    Antonyms:
    mild, indirect, humane

Wiktionary

  1. brutal(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    cold-blooded, barbaric, savage, vicious

    Antonyms:
    kind, gentle

  2. brutal(adjective)

    Savagely violent, vicious, ruthless, or cruel

    Synonyms:
    vicious, savage, cold-blooded, barbaric

    Antonyms:
    kind, gentle

  3. brutal(adjective)

    Crude or unfeeling in manner or speech.

    Synonyms:
    savage, cold-blooded, vicious, barbaric

    Antonyms:
    kind, gentle

  4. brutal(adjective)

    Harsh; unrelenting

    Synonyms:
    cold-blooded, savage, vicious, barbaric

    Antonyms:
    gentle, kind

  5. brutal(adjective)

    Disagreeably precise or penetrating

    Synonyms:
    vicious, savage, cold-blooded, barbaric

    Antonyms:
    gentle, kind

  6. brutal(adjective)

    In extreme metal, to describe the speed of the music and the density of riffs.

    Synonyms:
    barbaric, cold-blooded, savage, vicious

    Antonyms:
    kind, gentle

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. brutal

    Whatever is not civilized is barbarian; barbaric indicates rude magnificence, uncultured richness; as, barbaric splendor, a barbaric melody. Barbarous refers to the worst side of barbarian life, and to revolting acts, especially of cruelty, such as a civilized man would not be expected to do; as, a barbarous deed. We may, however, say barbarous nations, barbarous tribes, without implying anything more than want of civilization and culture. Savage is more distinctly bloodthirsty than barbarous. In this sense we speak of a savage beast and of barbarous usage.

    Synonyms:
    atrocious, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, cruel, inhuman, merciless, rude, savage, uncivilized, uncouth, untamed

    Antonyms:
    civilized, courtly, cultured, delicate, elegant, graceful, humane, nice, polite, refined, tender, urbane

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. brutal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    savage, ferocious, cruel, inhuman, unfeeling, barbarous, barbarian, fell, barbaric, ruthless, truculent, bloody, brutish, brute

  2. brutal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    churlish, gruff, bearish, harsh, uncivil, rude, rough, impolite, unmannerly, BRUSQUE, ungentlemanly

  3. brutal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    gross, coarse, sensual, carnal, brutish, beastly, bestial


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