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English definition of “brutal”

brutal

adjective    /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    /ˈbru·t̬əl·i/ adverb He was brutally beaten . She’s being brutally honest .
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