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Meaning of brute

brute

Pronunciation: (brt), [key]
— n.
  1. a nonhuman creature; beast.
  2. a brutal, insensitive, or crude person.
  3. the animal qualities, desires, etc., of humankind: Father felt that rough games brought out the brute in us.
—adj.
  1. animal; not human.
  2. not characterized by intelligence or reason; irrational.
  3. characteristic of animals; of brutal character or quality.
  4. savage; cruel: brute force.
  5. carnal; sensual.

brute

Pronunciation: (brt), [key]
— brut•ed, brut•ing.
  1. to shape (a diamond) by rubbing with another diamond or a diamond chip.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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