Meaning of “brute” in the English Dictionary

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brutenoun [ C ]

us /brut/

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.

(Definition of “brute” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)