attrib " or (ˈ)brü¦taləˌt-
: advocating or practicing brutality
a brutalitarian regime
plural -s

Word History


brutality + -arian (as in humanitarian; probably newly coined in the 30s or construed as a blend of brutal and totalitarian

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“Brutalitarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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