Thesaurus

brutalizing

verb
present participle of brutalize

Synonyms & Antonyms of brutalizing

1 to make (someone) feel or behave more like an animal than a human being
  • even three years in a prison camp did not brutalize him

Synonyms for brutalizing

Words Related to brutalizing

Near Antonyms for brutalizing

2 to inflict physical or emotional harm upon
  • Red Cross workers reported that prisoners had been brutalized

Synonyms for brutalizing

Words Related to brutalizing

Phrases Synonymous with brutalizing

Near Antonyms for brutalizing

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About brutalizing

Thesaurus Entries Near brutalizing

brutalizes

brutalizing

brutally

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Brutalizing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/brutalizing. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on brutalizing

Nglish: Translation of brutalizing for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!