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Savagely violent
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“The rebellion finally succeeded in overthrowing the corrupt and brutal dictatorship.”
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Having or showing the nature and appetites of an animal
“This brutal instinct continues to function in some individuals, who represent among us the vestiges of an ancestral condition.”
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Direct and without attempting to disguise unpleasantness
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“Some weblogs, with their lacerating, brutal honesty, transport you to the extremities of human experience.”
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Imposing or constituting a physical, mental, or figurative load
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“Fitch wrote a devastating report on the brutal labor conditions in the steel industry at the time.”
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Characteristic of great power or forcefulness
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Harshly sarcastic or satirical in nature
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Exhausting all effort
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Having or showing passion in the pursuit of a goal
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(informal, intensifier) Extreme or absolute in degree
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