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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 ​superiortroopstrength.
A brute is also a ​large, ​stronganimal.
If something is done with brute ​force, it is done with a ​greatamount of ​force: They had to use brute ​force to ​knock down the ​door.
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