[ UK /bɹˈuːtɪʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈbɹutɪʃ/ ]
  1. resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
    a dull and brutish man
    a bestial nature
    bestial treatment of prisoners
    brute force
    beastly desires
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How To Use brutish In A Sentence

  • There's a terrible scene where he is chained to a whipping post and flogged with sadistic pleasure by brutish Roman guards.
  • My son would like to join the army, but he is understandably concerned about being exposed to such brutishness.
  • It's a small, slow act of civility in a brutish world. Times, Sunday Times
  • That would make it nasty, brutish and short. Times, Sunday Times
  • A soldier's life five centuries ago was nasty and brutish, but not necessarily short. Times, Sunday Times
  • The romantic picture of the plucky David girding himself against the brutish Goliath is dangerously misleading.
  • She stayed hidden in a curtained room with a handsome, brutish Aussie.
  • Promiscuously and indefatigable to pursue all sorts of pleasures I own to be brutish, and to avoid all with a suitable aversion equally blockish, let the mind then freely enjoy such pleasures as are agreeable to its nature and temper. Essays and Miscellanies
  • The American business magazine decried the bear's "brutishness" and its threat to an interdependent world; labeled Russia "a gangster state" ruled by a "kleptocracy. Foreign Policy In Focus
  • The festival began during the drear days of the Bush administration, a group of the most tone-deaf, word-challenged, and brutish politicians as we've ever had to endure in this country. John Feffer: Fela: Music Is Still the Weapon
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