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Meaning of “brutal” - Learner’s Dictionary

brutal

adjective     /ˈbruːtəl/
very violent or cruel: a brutal murder Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
brutally adverb
brutally murdered brutally honest
brutality     /bruːˈtæləti/ noun [C, U]
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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