brutal: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (brt'l), [key]
— adj.
  1. savage; cruel; inhuman: a brutal attack on the village.
  2. crude; coarse: brutal language.
  3. harsh; ferocious: brutal criticism; brutal weather.
  4. taxing, demanding, or exhausting: They're having a brutal time making ends meet.
  5. irrational; unreasoning.
  6. of or pertaining to lower animals.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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