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brutal

adjective  /ˈbru·t̬əl/ us  
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  /ˈbru·t̬əl·i/ us  
He was brutally beaten. She’s being brutally honest.
(Definition of brutal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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