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brute

noun [C]  /brut/ us  
a person who is offensive and rude, and often violent: Historians have portrayed him as a brute who won only because of superior troop strength. A brute is also a large, strong animal. If something is done with brute force, it is done with a great amount of force: They had to use brute force to knock down the door.
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