brutal

[broot-l]
adjective
1.
savage; cruel; inhuman: a brutal attack on the village.
2.
crude; coarse: brutal language.
3.
harsh; ferocious: brutal criticism; brutal weather.
4.
taxing, demanding, or exhausting: They're having a brutal time making ends meet.
5.
irrational; unreasoning.
6.
of or pertaining to lower animals.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin brūtālis. See brute1, -al1

brutally, adverb
hyperbrutal, adjective
hyperbrutally, adverb
nonbrutal, adjective
nonbrutally, adverb
overbrutal, adjective
overbrutally, adverb


1. ferocious, brutish, barbarous. See cruel. 2. gross, rude, rough, uncivil. 6. bestial, beastly, animal.


1. kind. 6. human.
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brutal (ˈbruːtəl)
 
adj
1.  cruel; vicious; savage
2.  extremely honest or coarse in speech or manner
3.  harsh; severe; extreme: brutal cold
 
bru'tality
 
n
 
'brutally
 
adv

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brutal
mid-15c., in reference to the nature of animals, from L. brutus (see brute) + -al (1). Of persons, "fierce," 1640s. Related: Brutally.
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Example sentences
Be brutally honest about the challenges, but don't paint a situation as
  hopeless-and never overpromise.
My advisor respected me enough to let me go and do my thing, but also to be
  brutally honest when needed.
Better, in their view, to allow viable babies to be brutally destroyed than to
  entertain any discussion about the procedure.
Be warned it is still the desert so it gets brutally hot in the summer and is
  always dusty.
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