brutish


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brut·ish

 (bro͞o′tĭsh)
adj.
1. Of or characteristic of a brute.
2. Crude in feeling or manner.
3. Sensual; carnal.
4. Rough; uncivilized: "the Mesabi Iron Range, a brutish stretch of maroon hillocks" (John McCormick).

brut′ish·ly adv.
brut′ish·ness n.
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brutish

(ˈbruːtɪʃ)
adj
1. of, relating to, or resembling a brute or brutes; animal
2. coarse; cruel; stupid
ˈbrutishly adv
ˈbrutishness n
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brut•ish

(ˈbru tɪʃ)

adj.
1. brutal; cruel.
2. gross; coarse.
3. carnal; sensual.
4. uncivilized.
5. bestial; like an animal.
[1485–95]
brut′ish•ly, adv.
brut′ish•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.brutish - resembling a beastbrutish - 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"
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brutish

adjective coarse, stupid, gross, cruel, savage, crude, vulgar, barbarian, crass, boorish, uncouth, loutish, subhuman, swinish The man was brutish and coarse.
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Translations
مائِلٌ إلى الوَحْشِيَّه
brutálníhrubý
brutal
dÿrslegur; hrottalegur
hayvan gibihayvanca

brutish

[ˈbruːtɪʃ] ADJbruto
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brutish

[ˈbruːtɪʃ] adjgrossier/ière, brutal(e)
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brutish

adj person, behaviourviehisch, brutal
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brutish

[ˈbruːtɪʃ] adjda bruto
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
In a village near the last of these places I had the curiosity to go and see their way of living, which is most brutish and unsufferable.
Instead he turned and slunk through the darkness toward the hut where the she who had arrested his brutish interest lay securely bound.
The sun, sinking behind a lofty western peak, brought on an early but lingering twilight, and the expedition plodded on through the evil forest--the place of mystery and fear, of death swift and silent and horrible, of brutish appetite and degraded instinct, of human life that still wallowed in the primeval slime, of savagery degenerate and abysmal.
On the other hand, the great helpless mass of the population, the people of the abyss, was sinking into a brutish apathy of content with misery.
The brutish, the animal instincts, as is often the case, had been developed earlier than the intellectual qualities, and the force of character, for which he was afterwards remarkable.
He was a long time about it, and while he talked in his bellowing, brutish voice, the girl sought some avenue of escape.
Picture the squalid misery of their brutish existence, dragged on from year to year in the narrow, noisome room where, huddled like vermin in sewers, they welter, and sicken, and sleep; where dirt-grimed children scream and fight and sluttish, shrill-voiced women cuff, and curse, and nag; where the street outside teems with roaring filth and the house around is a bedlam of riot and stench.
Napoleon III, the representative of the highest modern civilization, progress, and refinement; Abdul-Aziz, the representative of a people by nature and training filthy, brutish, ignorant, unprogressive, superstitious--and a government whose Three Graces are Tyranny, Rapacity, Blood.
Terkoz proved a cruel and capricious king, so that, one by one, many of the older and weaker apes, upon whom he was particularly prone to vent his brutish nature, took their families and sought the quiet and safety of the far interior.
It seems to me so shocking to see the precious hours of a man's life - the priceless moments that will never come back to him again - being wasted in mere brutish sleep.
After a while they became less suspicious of us and then quite friendly in their brutish way.
This was no religious rite, no placation of the brutish jungle gods.