brutality

[broo-tal-i-tee]
noun, plural brutalities.
1.
the quality of being brutal; cruelty; savagery.
2.
a brutal act or practice.

Origin:
1540–50; brutal + -ity

overbrutality, noun, plural overbrutalities.
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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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Word Origin & History

brutality
1630s, "savage cruelty, inhuman behavior," from brutal + -ity. Literal sense "condition or state of a brute" is from 1711.
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Example sentences
Drunken fights and petty theft occurred alongside the anger over poverty and
  police brutality.
Blood transfusion is itself infused with brutality and legendry.
But for years, some diamonds have been sold illegally-with devastating results
  linking to war, blood and brutality.
But brutality can produce the opposite effect, she argued.
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