brutality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1549 1. the quality or state of being brutal 2. a brutal act or course of action

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  • Brutality — or Brutal may refer to: * Brutal death metal, a music genre * Brutality (band), an American death metal band * Brutality (Mortal Kombat), a finishing move in the video game Mortal Kombat * Brutalism, an architectural style * , a video game *… …   Wikipedia

  • Brutality — Bru*tal i*ty, n.; pl. {Brutalities}. [Cf. F. brutalit[ e].] 1. The quality of being brutal; inhumanity; savageness; pitilessness. [1913 Webster] 2. An inhuman act. [1913 Webster] The . . . brutalities exercised in war. Brougham. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brutality — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Death Metal Gründung 1986 Aktuelle Besetzung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • brutality — I noun act of inhumanity, barbarity, bestiality, brutalness, brutilization, brutishness, cruelness, cruelty, grossness, hardness, hardness of heart, harshness, heart of stone, heartlessness, immanitas, inhumanity, lack of feeling, mercilessness,… …   Law dictionary

  • brutality — 1630s, savage cruelty, inhuman behavior, from BRUTAL (Cf. brutal) + ITY (Cf. ity). Literal sense condition or state of a brute is from 1711 …   Etymology dictionary

  • brutality — [n] cruel treatment atrocity, barbarism, barbarity, bloodthirstiness, brutishness, choke hold*, cruelty, ferocity, fierceness, grossness, inhumanity, ruthlessness, sadism, savageness, savagery, third degree*, unfeelingness, viciousness; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • brutality — [bro͞o tal′ə tē] n. 1. the condition or quality of being brutal 2. pl. brutalities a brutal or savage act, treatment, etc …   English World dictionary

  • brutality — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ extreme, great, sheer ▪ police ▪ There have been many complaints of police brutality. … OF BRUTALITY ▪ act …   Collocations dictionary

  • brutality — n. 1) to demonstrate, display, exhibit brutality 2) extreme brutality 3) police brutality 4) an act of brutality 5) brutality to, towards, with * * * [bruː tælɪtɪ] display exhibit brutality towards with an act of brutality …   Combinatory dictionary

  • brutality — [[t]bruːtæ̱lɪti[/t]] brutalities N VAR Brutality is cruel and violent treatment or behaviour. A brutality is an instance of cruel and violent treatment or behaviour. Her experience of men was of domination and brutality. ...police brutality.… …   English dictionary

  • brutality — UK [bruːˈtælətɪ] / US [bruˈtælətɪ] noun [uncountable] Word forms brutality : singular brutality plural brutalities a) extreme violence, especially when it is deliberately cruel accusations of brutality the brutality of the attack b) brutalities… …   English dictionary

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