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Adjective
Pertaining to, or having the form, nature or habits of, a beast or animal
“Neanderthals are described as being capable of far more than mere brute, animalistic behavior.”
Adjective
Pertaining to the physical or corporeal body, especially on a primal level
“The younger lumberjack quickly went to task chopping down trees, using his brute strength to forge his way to anticipated victory.”
Adjective
Having a tendency to inflict suffering and pain on others
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“The state's use of brute force in dealing with opponents has created an environment where violence has become the norm.”
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Having or displaying a violent or ferocious aggressiveness
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To an absolute degree
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An unkind, evil or unscrupulous person
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“Everything showed us that this brute of a tyrant and tyrant of brutes wishes to keep his savage empire in a state of closeness and insularity.”
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An animal as opposed to a human being
“What I remember is that the film starred Will Fyffe, whose big black dog was rather an unreliable brute that was suspected of sheep worrying.”
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A rough and generally bad-mannered person
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A strange, horrible, and often frightening being
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A thing that is extremely or unusually large
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An organism which eats others of its own species, especially a human who eats human flesh
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