Definition of brutish
1 : resembling, befitting, or typical of a brute or beast lived a short and brutish life as a slave
2a : strongly and grossly sensual brutish gluttonyb : showing little intelligence or sensibility a brutish lack of understanding
Examples of brutish in a Sentence
She is married to a brutish, drunken slob.
as the months of recurrent combat dragged on, the daily existence of the soldiers became increasingly brutish
Recent Examples of brutish from the Web
On the other is a bank robber (the excellent Alun Armstrong) just getting out of prison, and his two sons — one brutish (Lex Shrapnel), one sensitive (Jay Taylor).
Ingénue restaurants debut every week, yet their moment in the spotlight often is brutish and short.
Forget the low lows of 2016, a year defined by political cynicism and brutish behavior, or even these first months of 2017, which have been swallowed by dramatic revelations and relentless Washington in-fighting.
In Wells’ classic novel, the Time Traveler encounters two human species: the child-sized and docile Eloi, and the brutish Morlocks, who raise the Eloi in order to feed upon them.
Oh, sure, there’s some lip service to environmentalism and a greedy oil company exploiting the land—but really, this King Kong is all about sex, and brutish male sexuality.
A bet on untested technology to create a brutish yet empathetic Beast had paid off.
Strom Thurmond, who was then the governor, pushed for those responsible to be brought to trial, perhaps worried that the incident would undercut efforts to recast the state’s brutish image.
Quarter-hungry arcade machines ensured a nasty, brutish, and short existence.
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Synonym Discussion of brutish
BRUTISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of brutish for English Language Learners
: cruel, violent, and stupid : resembling or suggesting a beast
BRUTISH Defined for Kids
Definition of brutish for Students
: being unfeeling and stupid
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