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1brute

adjective \ˈbrüt\

: very strong or forceful

: very harsh

Full Definition of BRUTE

1
:  of or relating to beasts <the ways of the brute world>
2
:  inanimate 1a
3
:  characteristic of an animal in quality, action, or instinct: as
a :  cruel, savage <brute violence>
b :  not working by reason <brute instinct>
4
:  purely physical <brute strength> <brute force>
5
:  unrelievedly harsh <brute facts> <brute necessity>

Examples of BRUTE

  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

2brute

noun

: a cruel, rough, or violent man

Full Definition of BRUTE

1
:  beast
2
:  a brutal person

Examples of BRUTE

  1. Let go of me, you brute!
  2. <it is a fundamental sense of right and wrong that separates us from the brutes>

First Known Use of BRUTE

1611

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