brutish

[ broo-tish ]
/ ˈbru tɪʃ /

adjective

brutal; cruel.
gross; coarse.
carnal; sensual.
bestial; like an animal.

Nearby words

  1. brute,
  2. brute force,
  3. brute-force attack,
  4. brutely,
  5. brutify,
  6. brutishly,
  7. brutus,
  8. brutus is an honorable man,
  9. brux,
  10. bruxelles

Origin of brutish

First recorded in 1485–95; brute1 + -ish1

Related formsbrut·ish·ly, adverbbrut·ish·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for brutish

brutish

/ (ˈbruːtɪʃ) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a brute or brutes; animal
coarse; cruel; stupid
Derived Formsbrutishly, adverbbrutishness, noun

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Word Origin and History for brutish

brutish

adj.

1530s, "pertaining to animals," from brute (n.) + -ish. In reference to human brutes, from 1550s. Related: Brutishly; brutishness.

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