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Meaning of BRUTALITY

Pronunciation:  broo'talitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a brutal barbarous savage act
  2. [n]  the trait of extreme cruelty
 

BRUTALITY is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: barbarism, barbarity, ferociousness, savageness, savagery, savagery, viciousness
 
 See Also: atrocity, cruelness, cruelty, harshness, inhumanity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bru*tal"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Brutalities}. [Cf. F.
brutalit['e].]
1. The quality of being brutal; inhumanity; savageness;
   pitilessness.

2. An inhuman act.

         The . . . brutalities exercised in war. --Brougham.

 
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