Bruteness Brute"ness, n. 1. Brutality. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Insensibility. ``The bruteness of nature.'' --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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