Definition of brutish
- lived a short and brutish life as a slave
- brutish gluttony
- a brutish lack of understanding
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
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'brutish.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
: cruel, violent, and stupid : resembling or suggesting a beast
What made you want to look up brutish? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
to grant as a privilege or special favor
Get Word of the Day daily email!