[ broo-tal-i-tee ]
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noun,plural bru·tal·i·ties.
  1. the quality of being brutal; cruelty; savagery.

  2. a brutal act or practice.

Origin of brutality

First recorded in 1540–50; brutal + -ity

Other words from brutality

  • o·ver·bru·tal·i·ty, noun, plural o·ver·bru·tal·i·ties.

Words Nearby brutality Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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