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brutish

[ broo-tish ]
/ ˈbru tɪʃ /
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adjective
brutal; cruel.
gross; coarse.
carnal; sensual.
bestial; like an animal.
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Origin of brutish

First recorded in 1485–95; brute1 + -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM brutish

brut·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 forms of brutish

brutishly, adverbbrutishness, noun
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