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brutality

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noun bru·tal·i·ty \brü-ˈta-lə-tē\

Simple Definition of brutality

  • : cruel, harsh, and usually violent treatment of another person

Full Definition of brutality

plural bru·tal·i·ties

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being brutal

  2. 2 :  a brutal act or course of action

Examples of brutality

  1. the brutalities of a prison

  2. <the police were accused of brutality for using excessive force in making arrests>



1549

First Known Use of brutality

1549


BRUTALITY Defined for Kids

brutality

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noun bru·tal·i·ty \brü-ˈta-lə-tē\

Definition of brutality

plural bru·tal·i·ties

  1. 1 :  the quality of being cruel and harsh <… she wept and importuned Heaven with a recital of their brutality. — Jack London, The Call of the Wild>

  2. 2 :  a cruel and harsh act or course of action <the brutalities of prison>





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