brutality

[ broo-tal-i-tee ]
/ bruˈtæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural bru·tal·i·ties.

the quality of being brutal; cruelty; savagery.
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.
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