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Synonyms for brutal

Adjective

1. barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious, inhumane (vs. humane)
usage: (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"
2. brutal, unrelenting, intense (vs. mild)
usage: harsh; "the brutal summer sun"; "a brutal winter"
3. beastly, bestial, brute(prenominal), brutish, brutal, inhumane (vs. humane)
usage: resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility; "beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners"
4. brutal, direct (vs. indirect)
usage: disagreeably direct and precise; "he spoke with brutal honesty"
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