- brute force,
- brute-force attack,
Origin of brute1
verb (used with object), brut·ed, brut·ing.
Origin of brute2
et tu, Brute
Examples from the Web for brute
Brute is the story of Mac and Jesse, two disenfranchised teens who turn to robbing houses as a form of recreation and quick cash.Nitehawk Shorts Festival: ‘Brute,’ a Twisted Take on Playing in the Dark|Julia Grinberg|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They knew that as much as they tried to make up for it with brute force, their cultural power was nil.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage|Arthur Chu|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“It was no brute whom Smiley was pursuing with such mastery, no unqualified fanatic after all, no automaton,” le Carré writes.Iran’s Top Spy Is the Modern-Day Karla, John Le Carré’s Villainous Mastermind|Michael Weiss|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To the Americans, however, the invasion was “not to ratify a victory already won; it was to seize that victory by brute force.”D-Day Was The Largest And One Of The Bloodiest Invasions In History|James A. Warren|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The Bulgarian Brute,” the excitable announcers called Rusev.Putin Vs. Obama—In Spandex: Wrestling’s New Cold War|Tim Teeman|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once upon a time, two friends, at the end of their resources, sold the skin of a Bear before they had killed the brute.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles|Jean Henri Fabre
The brute would only answer in monosyllables, or often not answer at all.A Fortnight of Folly|Maurice Thompson
I felt what a brute I must have been, but that kind of brutality has been knocked out of me long ago.The First Violin|Jessie Fothergill
He in particular seemed fond of inquiring into the language of the brute creation.
The very drunk have the intuition sometimes of savages or brute beasts.K|Mary Roberts Rinehart
- any animal except man; beast; lower animal
- (as modifier)brute nature
Word Origin for brute
early 15c., "of or belonging to animals," from Middle French brut "coarse, brutal, raw, crude," from Latin brutus "heavy, dull, stupid," an Oscan word, from PIE root *gwere- "heavy" (see grave (adj.)). Before reaching English the meaning expanded to "of the lower animals." Used of human beings from 1530s.
1610s, from brute (adj.).