brutish

  • 1Brutish — Bru tish, a. Pertaining to, or resembling, a brute or brutes; of a cruel, gross, and stupid nature; coarse; unfeeling; unintelligent. [1913 Webster] O, let all provocation Take every brutish shape it can devise. Leigh Hunt. [1913 Webster] Man may …

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  • 2brutish — index brutal, caitiff, cold blooded, malignant, relentless, ruthless, uncouth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 3brutish — 1530s, pertaining to animals, from BRUTE (Cf. brute). In reference to human brutes, from 1550s …

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  • 4brutish — *brutal, brute, bestial, beastly, feral Analogous words: dull, dense, crass, *stupid: sluggish, comatose, *lethargic: stolid, *impassive, apathetic Contrasted words: *intelligent, alert, quick witted: responsive, sensitive, impressionable …

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  • 5brutish — [bro͞ot′ish] adj. of or like a brute; savage, gross, stupid, sensual, irrational, etc. brutishly adv. brutishness n …

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  • 6brutish — adjective Date: 1534 1. resembling, befitting, or typical of a brute or beast < lived a short and brutish life as a slave > 2. a. strongly and grossly sensual < brutish gluttony > b …

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  • 7brutish — [[t]bru͟ːtɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a person or their behaviour as brutish, you think that they are brutal and uncivilised. The man was brutish and coarse. ...brutish bullying …

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  • 8brutish — brut|ish [ brutıʃ ] adjective LITERARY 1. ) violent and cruel: He was brutish and rough, and he terrified his opponents. 2. ) lacking intelligence or other signs of being human …

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  • 9brutish — brute ► NOUN 1) a violent or savage person or animal. 2) informal a cruel or insensitive person. ► ADJECTIVE 1) unreasoning and animal like. 2) merely physical. 3) harsh or inescapable. DERIVATIVES …

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  • 10brutish — adjective resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility beastly desires a bestial nature brute force a dull and brutish man bestial treatment of prisoners • Syn: ↑beastly, ↑bestial, ↑ …

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  • 11brutish — brutishly, adv. brutishness, n. /brooh tish/, adj. 1. brutal; cruel. 2. gross; coarse. 3. carnal; sensual. 4. uncivilized. 5. bestial; like an animal. [1485 95; BRUTE1 + ISH1] * * * …

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  • 12brutish — adjective /ˈbɹʊut.ɪʃ/ a) Of, or in the manner of a brute b) Bestial; lacking human sensibility …

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  • 13brutish — brut|ish [ˈbru:tıʃ] adj cruel and not sensitive to people s feelings &GT;brutishness n [U] …

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  • 14brutish — brut·ish || bruːtɪʃ adj. cruel; crude, sensual, bestial, wild; instinctive, unthinking …

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  • 15brutish — a. 1. See brutal. 2. Irrational, brute. 3. Stupid, dull, insensible, stolid. 4. Gross, carnal, sensual, bestial, beastly …

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  • 16brutish — adjective showing no human intelligence or feeling brutishly adverb brutishness noun (U) …

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  • 17brutish — brut·ish …

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  • 18brutish — UK [ˈbruːtɪʃ] / US [ˈbrutɪʃ] adjective literary 1) violent and cruel 2) lacking intelligence or other signs of being human …

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  • 19brutish — [ˈbruːtɪʃ] adj literary cruel and lacking intelligence …

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  • 20brutish — brut•ish [[t]ˈbru tɪʃ[/t]] adj. 1) brutal; cruel 2) gross; coarse 3) carnal; sensual 4) uncivilized 5) bestial; like an animal • Etymology: 1485–95 brut′ish•ly, adv. brut′ish•ness, n …

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