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brutish

[broo-tish] /ˈbru tɪʃ/
adjective
1.
brutal; cruel.
2.
gross; coarse.
3.
carnal; sensual.
5.
bestial; like an animal.
Origin
1485-1495
1485-95; brute1 + -ish1
Related forms
brutishly, adverb
brutishness, noun
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  • Despite his brutish appearance, conan uses his brain as well as his brawn.
British Dictionary definitions for brutish

brutish

/ˈbruːtɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a brute or brutes; animal
2.
coarse; cruel; stupid
Derived Forms
brutishly, adverb
brutishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for brutish
adj.

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

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