Brutal meaning

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Like a brute; cruel and unfeeling; savage, violent, ruthless, etc.
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Extremely ruthless or cruel.
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Crude or unfeeling in manner or speech.
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Very harsh or rigorous.

A brutal winter.

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Harsh; unrelenting.

A brutal winter in the Arctic.

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Disagreeably precise or penetrating.

Spoke with brutal honesty.

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Plain and direct, although distressing in effect.

Brutal facts.

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The definition of brutal is extreme violence, extreme unpleasantness with no attempt to disguise it, or extreme and punishing discomfort.

A horrible murder with lots of blood and gore is an example of a brutal murder.

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Of or belonging to beasts; animal.
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Crude or unfeeling in manner or speech.
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Disagreeably precise or penetrating.
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(music, figuratively) In extreme metal, to describe the speed of the music and the density of riffs.
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​Savagely violent, vicious, ruthless, or cruel.
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Origin of brutal

  • From Medieval Latin brutalis (“savage, stupid”), from brūtus (“dull, stupid”).

    From Wiktionary