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brute

noun [C]     /bruːt/
disapproving a rough and sometimes violent man: [as form of address] Take your hands off me, you brute!Unpleasant menUnpleasant people in general an animal, especially a large one: Your dog's an ugly brute, isn't it? The oldest elephant was lame, poor brute.General and informal words for animals
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