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brutaladjective

us   /ˈbru·t̬əl/
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 us   /ˈbru·t̬əl·i/
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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brutaladjective

uk   /ˈbruː.təl/ us   /ˈbruː.t̬əl/
C1 cruel, violent, and completely without feelings: a brutal dictator He had presided over a brutal regime in which thousands of people had "disappeared". He was imprisoned in 1945 for the brutal murder of a twelve-year-old girl.
not considering someone's feelings: She spoke with brutal honesty - I was too old for the job.

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brutally
adverb uk   /ˈbruː.təl.i/ us   /ˈbruː.t̬əl.i/
The old man had been brutally attacked/murdered. To be brutally honest/frank, you look fat in that dress.
(Definition of brutal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “brutal”
in Arabic وَحْشيّ…
in Korean 잔인한…
in Portuguese brutal, cruel…
in Catalan brutal…
in Japanese 残虐な, 冷酷な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 野蛮的,残忍的, 兽性的, 直截了当的…
in Turkish zalim, vahşi, acımasız…
in Russian зверский…
in Chinese (Traditional) 野蠻的,殘忍的, 獸性的, 直截了當的…
in Italian brutale…
in Polish brutalny…
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