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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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Adv.1.brutishly - in an inhumane mannerbrutishly - in an inhumane manner; "she treated her husband bestially"
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Worse and worse, then; Alan must have fallen where he sat, and now sprawled brutishly, no doubt, upon the dining-room floor.
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