Examples of brutality in a Sentence
the brutalities of a prison
the police were accused of brutality for using excessive force in making arrests
Recent Examples of brutality from the Web
By Sunday evening, social media was ablaze with videos of police brutality; nearly 900 civilians were injured.
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during the anthem last season as a way to protest police brutality and racial inequality.
There were crimes against synagogues and mosques; cases of child porn and exploitation and police brutality and corruption; ID theft, an active shooter at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport as well as carjackers and armed robbers.
The only people who could stop the chain of brutality would be those who have already made it — but those people still need the producers who exploited them to continue getting parts.
The show was intended to put a spotlight on the brutality of acid attacks and violence against women and girls, and to build on the work being done by charities like ActionAid to end such horrors.
Colin Kaepernick began protests of police brutality and inequality of black Americans last year by sitting, then kneeling, during the national anthem at NFL games.
The symbolic action began in August 2016, when Colin Kaepernick, then the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, knelt to protest police brutality and racial injustice.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled during performances of the national anthem in August 2016 to protest police brutality and mistreatment of black Americans.
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First Known Use of brutality
Synonymsatrociousness, atrocity, barbarity, barbarousness, cruelty, cruelness, fiendishness, heartlessness, inhumanity, inhumanness, sadism, savageness, savagery, truculence, viciousness, wantonness
Antonymsbenignity, compassion, good-heartedness, humaneness, humanity, kindheartedness, kindness, sympathy, tenderheartedness
Related Wordshard-heartedness, mercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness, unfeelingness; fellness, ferociousness, ferocity, fierceness, grimness; bloodlust, bloodthirstiness, murderousness, sanguineness, sanguinity; cattiness, despitefulness, hatefulness, malevolence, maliciousness, malignity, meanness, nastiness, spitefulness; hardhandedness, harshness, heavy-handedness, oppressiveness
Near Antonymstenderness, warmheartedness, warmness, warmth; charitableness, clemency, leniency, mercifulness, mercy, pity
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Definition of brutality for Students
- … she wept and importuned Heaven with a recital of their brutality.
- —Jack London, The Call of the Wild
- the brutalities of prison
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