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brute

 (bro͞ot)
n.
1. An animal other than a human; a beast.
2. A brutal, crude, or insensitive person.
adj.
1. Of or relating to animals other than humans: "None of the brute creation requires more than food and shelter" (Henry David Thoreau).
2. Characteristic of a brute, especially:
a. Entirely physical: brute force.
b. Lacking or showing a lack of reason or intelligence: a brute impulse.
c. Savage; cruel: brute coercion.
d. Unremittingly severe: was driven to steal food through brute necessity.
3. Coarse; brutish.

[From Middle English, nonhuman, from Old French brut, from Latin brūtus, stupid; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

brut′ism n.

brute

(bruːt)
n
1.
a. any animal except man; beast; lower animal
b. (as modifier): brute nature.
2. a brutal person
adj (prenominal)
3. wholly instinctive or physical (esp in the phrases brute strength, brute force)
4. without reason or intelligence
5. coarse and grossly sensual
[C15: from Latin brūtus heavy, irrational; related to gravis heavy]

brute

(brut)

n.
1. a nonhuman creature; beast.
2. a savage, insensitive, or crude person.
3. the animal qualities, desires, etc., of humankind: to bring out the brute in someone.
adj.
4. animal; not human.
5. not intelligent; irrational.
6. savage; cruel: brute force.
7. carnal; sensual.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin brūtus heavy, devoid of feeling, irrational]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brute - a cruelly rapacious personbrute - a cruelly rapacious person    
aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker - someone who attacks
2.brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movementbrute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
ritual killing, sacrifice - the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
tracking, trailing - the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
pest - any unwanted and destructive insect or other animal that attacks food or crops or livestock etc.; "he sprayed the garden to get rid of pests"; "many pests have developed resistance to the common pesticides"
critter - a regional term for `creature' (especially for domestic animals)
creepy-crawly - an animal that creeps or crawls (such as worms or spiders or insects)
darter - a person or other animal that moves abruptly and rapidly; "squirrels are darters"
peeper - an animal that makes short high-pitched sounds
homeotherm, homoiotherm, homotherm - an animal that has a body temperature that is relatively constant and independent of the environmental temperature
ectotherm, poikilotherm - an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals
range animal - any animal that lives and grazes in the grassy open land of western North America (especially horses, cattle, sheep)
varment, varmint - any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote
scavenger - any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter
work animal - an animal trained for and used for heavy labor
domestic animal, domesticated animal - any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
feeder - an animal that feeds on a particular source of food; "a bark feeder"; "a mud feeder"
migrator - an animal (especially birds and fish) that travels between different habitats at particular times of the year
molter, moulter - an animal (especially birds and arthropods and reptiles) that periodically shed their outer layer (feathers or cuticle or skin or hair)
pet - a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
stayer - a person or other animal having powers of endurance or perseverance; "the horse that won the race is a good stayer"
stunt - a creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth
marine animal, marine creature, sea animal, sea creature - any of numerous animals inhabiting the sea including e.g. fishes and molluscs and many mammals
female - an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)
male - an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
adult - any mature animal
young, offspring - any immature animal
pureblood, purebred, thoroughbred - a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses
giant - any creature of exceptional size
survivor - an animal that survives in spite of adversity; "only the fittest animals were survivors of the cold winters"
mutant - an animal that has undergone mutation
herbivore - any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants; "horses are herbivores"; "the sauropod dinosaurs were apparently herbivores"
insectivore - any organism that feeds mainly on insects
acrodont - an animal having teeth consolidated with the summit of the alveolar ridge without sockets
pleurodont - an animal having teeth fused with the inner surface of the alveolar ridge without sockets
microorganism, micro-organism - any organism of microscopic size
actinomycete - any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales
zooplankton - animal constituent of plankton; mainly small crustaceans and fish larvae
conceptus, fertilized egg, embryo - an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life
chordate - any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
metazoan - any animal of the subkingdom Metazoa; all animals except protozoans and sponges
omnivore - an animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances
predatory animal, predator - any animal that lives by preying on other animals
prey, quarry - animal hunted or caught for food
game - animal hunted for food or sport
Adj.1.brute - resembling a beastbrute - resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility; "beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners"
inhumane - lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"

brute

noun
2. beast, animal, creature, wild animal a big brute of a dog
adjective
1. physical, bodily, mindless, instinctive, senseless, unthinking He used brute force to take control.
Translations
إِنْسانٌ قاسٍوَحْش
suroveczvíře
børstebrutalkræ
eläinelukkaraakalainen
fantur, óòokkiskepna
brutalumasbrutalusžvėriškas
brutāls cilvēksdzīvniecisksdzīvnieka-dzīvniekslops
hayvanhayvanîzalim kimse

brute

[bruːt]
A. N (= animal) → bestia f; (= person) → bruto/a m/f, bestia mf
you brute!¡bestia!, ¡animal!
it's a brute of a problemes un problema de los más feos
B. ADJ [force, strength] → bruto; [fact] → crudo; [emotion] → tosco

brute

[ˈbruːt]
nbrute f
adj [force, strength] → brutal(e)
by brute force → par la force

brute

n
Tier nt, → Vieh nt (pej)
(= person)brutaler Kerl; (= savage)Bestie f; drink brings out the brute in himAlkohol bringt das Tier in ihm zum Vorschein
(inf, = thing) it’s a brute of a problemes ist ein höllisches Problem (inf); this nail’s a real brute (to get out)dieser Nagel geht höllisch schwer raus (inf)
adj attr strengthroh; passiontierisch, viehisch (pej); by brute forcemit roher Gewalt

brute

[bruːt]
1. n (animal) → bestia; (person) → bruto
you brute! → mostro!
2. adj (force, strength) → bruto/a
by brute force → a viva forza, con la forza

brute

(bruːt) noun
1. an animal other than man. My dog died yesterday, the poor brute; (also adjective) brute force.
2. a cruel person.
ˈbrutal adjective
very cruel or severe. a brutal beating.
bruˈtality (-ˈtӕ-) noun
ˈbrutish adjective
of, or like, a brute. brutish manners.
References in classic literature ?
Laurie came back as quickly as he went, and put out his hand, saying huskily, "I'm a selfish brute, but--you know-Grandfather--"
Now the brute glanced uneasily from side to side, its tail nervously twitching, and it seemed trying to gain, by a sniffing of the air, some information as to the direction in which danger lay, for Tom and Ned had stooped low, concealing themselves by a screen of leaves.
If her husband did not adore her, he was a brute, deserving of death by slow torture.
So saying the honest but implacable scout made the circuit of the dead, into whose senseless bosoms he thrust his long knife, with as much coolness as though they had been so many brute carcasses.
Whatever might have been his other deficiencies as an escort, Whiskey Dick was a good horseman, and, in spite of his fractious brute, exhibited such skill and confidence as to at once satisfy the young girls of his value to them in the management of their own horses, to whom side-saddles were still an alarming novelty.
He sometimes takes the great Folio whales by the lip, and hangs there like a leech, till the mighty brute is worried to death.
But the bird has a voice, and with plaintive cries will make known her fear; but the fear of this vast dumb brute of the sea, was chained up and enchanted in him; he had no voice, save that choking respiration through his spiracle, and this made the sight of him unspeakably pitiable; while still, in his amazing bulk, portcullis jaw, and omnipotent tail, there was enough to appal the stoutest man who so pitied.
You mean to take my wife to sell in New Orleans, and put my boy like a calf in a trader's pen, and send Jim's old mother to the brute that whipped and abused her before, because he couldn't abuse her son.
Again, I sometimes say to myself, When many millions of men, without heat, without ill will, without personal feelings of any kind, demand of you a few shillings only, without the possibility, such is their constitution, of retracting or altering their present demand, and without the possibility, on your side, of appeal to any other millions, why expose yourself to this overwhelming brute force?
They fastened her to a post; they brought wood and piled it about her; they applied the torch while she shrieked and pleaded and strained her two young daughters to her breast; and our brute, with a heart solely for business, lashed us into position about the stake and warmed us into life and commer- cial value by the same fire which took away the inno- cent life of that poor harmless mother.
They even wanted to wreak their unreasoning vengeance on this innocent dumb brute.
with all his noble powers and sublime aspirations, how like a brute was he treated, even by those professing to have the same mind in them that was in Christ Jesus