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brute

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adjective \ˈbrüt\

Simple Definition of brute

  • : very strong or forceful

  • : very harsh

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of brute

  1. 1 :  of or relating to beasts <the ways of the brute world>

  2. 2 :  inanimate 1a

  3. 3 :  characteristic of an animal in quality, action, or instinct: as a :  cruel, savage <brute violence> b :  not working by reason <brute instinct>

  4. 4 :  purely physical <brute strength> <brute force>

  5. 5 :  unrelievedly harsh <brute facts> <brute necessity>

Examples of brute in a sentence

  1. They used brute force to open the door.

  2. the brute fact of getting old



Origin of brute

Middle English, from Middle French brut rough, from Latin brutus brutish, literally, heavy; akin to Latin gravis heavy — more at grieve


First Known Use: 15th century


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brute

noun

Simple Definition of brute

  • : a cruel, rough, or violent man

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of brute

  1. 1 :  beast

  2. 2 :  a brutal person

Examples of brute in a sentence

  1. Let go of me, you brute!

  2. <it is a fundamental sense of right and wrong that separates us from the brutes>



1611

First Known Use of brute

1611


BRUTE Defined for Kids

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brute

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adjective \ˈbrüt\

Definition of brute for Students

  1. :  typical of beasts :  like that of a beast <We used brute force to open the door.>




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brute

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noun

Definition of brute for Students

  1. 1 :  a four-footed animal especially when wild

  2. 2 :  a cruel or rough person





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