brutalism

noun

bru·​tal·​ism
ˈbrütᵊlˌizəm,
-ütᵊl-
plural -s
: a style in art and especially architecture using exaggeration and distortion to create its effect (as of massiveness or power)
brutalist
-ᵊlə̇st
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

brutal + -ism

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brutalism was in 1953

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“Brutalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brutalism. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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