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brutaladjective

 us   /ˈbru·t̬əl/
cruel and violent: The attacks on the crew were quite brutal. fig. Brutal can also mean unpleasant or difficult: The weather was brutal – hot and humid. Brutal can also mean plain and direct, without worrying about anyone’s feelings: She spoke with brutal honesty about his behavior.
brutally
adverb  us   /ˈbru·t̬əl·i/
He was brutally beaten. She’s being brutally honest.
Translations of “brutal”
in Korean 잔인한…
in Arabic وَحْشيّ…
in Portuguese brutal, cruel…
in Catalan brutal…
in Japanese 残虐な, 冷酷な…
in Italian brutale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 野蠻的,殘忍的, 獸性的, 直截了當的…
in Russian зверский…
in Turkish zalim, vahşi, acımasız…
in Chinese (Simplified) 野蛮的,残忍的, 兽性的, 直截了当的…
in Polish brutalny…
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