Definition of Brutish

1. Adjective. Resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility. "Bestial treatment of prisoners"

Exact synonyms: Beastly, Bestial, Brutal, Brute
Similar to: Inhumane
Derivative terms: Beast, Beastliness, Beast, Bestiality, Bestialize, Brutalize, Brutalize



Definition of Brutish

1. a. Pertaining to, or resembling, a brute or brutes; of a cruel, gross, and stupid nature; coarse; unfeeling; unintelligent.

Definition of Brutish

1. Adjective. Of, or in the manner of a brute ¹

2. Adjective. Bestial; lacking human sensibility ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brutish

1. brutal [adj] - See also: brutal

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brutish

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brute force
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brutely
bruteness
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brutifies
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brutish (current term)
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brutisms
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bruvs
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bruvvers
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bruxed
bruxer

Literary usage of Brutish

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1. The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments Translated Out of the by Canadian Bible Society (1903)
"21 For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD : therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered. ..."

2. Hakluytus Posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"... and Nations, they neither doe nor can alledge any. §. III. Relations and Depositions touching the Hollanders brutish and cruell usage of the English. ..."

3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"... a brutish curled cri-w, In body like to antike worke de> ISL-I!, Of monstrous simpe, and of an ugly hew, Like masking ..."

4. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"... should be so blind concerning that religion, as to think (if they think about it at all) that such brutish creatures, as these Collegians are, ..."

5. History of California by Theodore Henry Hittell (1898)
"... however puerile and brutish; that they were pusillanimous and feeble-minded; and that in fine they were wanting in everything that makes men worthy the ..."

6. The Book of the Church by Robert Southey (1825)
"... and not a few, it is believed, by remorse of conscience, for having joined in the ‘wicked and brutish clamour with which he had been hunted down. ..."

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