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brutish

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of brutish

  1. having or showing the nature and appetites of a lower animal as the months of recurrent combat dragged on, the daily existence of the soldiers became increasingly brutish Synonyms of brutish animalistic, beastly, brutal, brute, bestial, feral, ferine, subhuman, swinishWords Related to brutish animal, bodily, carnal, corporal, corporeal, fleshly, physical, sensual; barbaric, barbarous, cruel, heartless, inhumane, sadistic, savage, vicious, wanton; coarse, crass, crude, gross, ill-bred, lowbred, rude, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unrefined, vulgarNear Antonyms of brutish chivalrous, elevated, gallant, great, greathearted, high, high-minded, lofty, lordly, magnanimous, noble, sublime; angelic (or angelical), spiritual; beneficent, benevolent, benignant, compassionate, good-hearted, kind, kindhearted, kindly, softhearted, tenderhearted; cultivated, cultured, genteel, polished, refined, well-bred

Synonym Discussion of brutish

brutal, brutish, bestial, feral mean characteristic of an animal in nature, action, or instinct. brutal applies to people, their acts, or their words and suggests a lack of intelligence, feeling, or humanity.
    • a senseless and brutal war
brutish stresses likeness to an animal in low intelligence, in base appetites, and in behavior based on instinct.
    • brutish stupidity
bestial suggests a state of degradation unworthy of humans and fit only for beasts.
    • bestial depravity
feral suggests the savagery or ferocity of wild animals.
    • the struggle to survive unleashed their feral impulses


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