- brutal; cruel.
- gross; coarse.
- carnal; sensual.
- bestial; like an animal.
Origin of brutish
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Examples from the Web for brutish
The story was so appalling, the attack so brutish and morally offensive, that it provoked an immediate, furious response.Why It Was Right to Question Rolling Stone’s U-VA Rape Story
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Think of it as the Jersey Shore exception, where you can act like a brutish goon and the first bust is essentially a do-over.Ray Rice Should Have Remembered His 'Kindness' Anti-Bullying Wristband
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Sprewell also joins one of cogs in Pat Riley’s brutish ‘90s teams in racking up massive amounts of debt.Guns, Blow Jobs, and Choke Holds: a History of the New York Knicks
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The process of Republican change is going be what we might call a two-thirds Hobbes: nasty, brutish, and long.The GOP’s Inept Autopsy
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Yet the brutish rhetoric inevitably coming from GOP opponents will only alienate Hispanics even more than they already are.Obama Realigns, the GOP Declines: The New Political Paradigm
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Laziness, that brutish existence which had been his dream, proved his punishment.Therese Raquin
Pluto listened, and his face grew hard, brutish in its sullen hate.The Bondwoman
Marah Ellis Ryan
This is a brutish Malthusianism which must be adamantly countered.Pipefuls
Just because they were so unclean and brutish His holiness longed all the more to cleanse them.True Words for Brave Men
There were no divinity, but by reason of compassion for revenges are brutish and mortal.Raleigh
- of, relating to, or resembling a brute or brutes; animal
- coarse; cruel; stupid
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Word Origin and History for brutish
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