brutality

  • 1 Brutality — or Brutal may refer to: * Brutal death metal, a music genre * Brutality (band), an American death metal band * Brutality (Mortal Kombat), a finishing move in the video game Mortal Kombat * Brutalism, an architectural style * , a video game *… …

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  • 2 Brutality — Bru*tal i*ty, n.; pl. {Brutalities}. [Cf. F. brutalit[ e].] 1. The quality of being brutal; inhumanity; savageness; pitilessness. [1913 Webster] 2. An inhuman act. [1913 Webster] The . . . brutalities exercised in war. Brougham. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Brutality — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Death Metal Gründung 1986 Aktuelle Besetzung …

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  • 4 brutality — I noun act of inhumanity, barbarity, bestiality, brutalness, brutilization, brutishness, cruelness, cruelty, grossness, hardness, hardness of heart, harshness, heart of stone, heartlessness, immanitas, inhumanity, lack of feeling, mercilessness,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 brutality — 1630s, savage cruelty, inhuman behavior, from BRUTAL (Cf. brutal) + ITY (Cf. ity). Literal sense condition or state of a brute is from 1711 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 brutality — [n] cruel treatment atrocity, barbarism, barbarity, bloodthirstiness, brutishness, choke hold*, cruelty, ferocity, fierceness, grossness, inhumanity, ruthlessness, sadism, savageness, savagery, third degree*, unfeelingness, viciousness; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 brutality — [bro͞o tal′ə tē] n. 1. the condition or quality of being brutal 2. pl. brutalities a brutal or savage act, treatment, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 brutality — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ extreme, great, sheer ▪ police ▪ There have been many complaints of police brutality. … OF BRUTALITY ▪ act …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 brutality — n. 1) to demonstrate, display, exhibit brutality 2) extreme brutality 3) police brutality 4) an act of brutality 5) brutality to, towards, with * * * [bruː tælɪtɪ] display exhibit brutality towards with an act of brutality …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 brutality — [[t]bruːtæ̱lɪti[/t]] brutalities N VAR Brutality is cruel and violent treatment or behaviour. A brutality is an instance of cruel and violent treatment or behaviour. Her experience of men was of domination and brutality. ...police brutality.… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 brutality — UK [bruːˈtælətɪ] / US [bruˈtælətɪ] noun [uncountable] Word forms brutality : singular brutality plural brutalities a) extreme violence, especially when it is deliberately cruel accusations of brutality the brutality of the attack b) brutalities… …

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  • 12 brutality — bru|tal|i|ty [bru:ˈtælıti] n plural brutalities [U and C] cruel and violent behaviour, or an event involving cruel and violent treatment ▪ allegations of police brutality brutality of ▪ the brutalities of war …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 brutality — bru|tal|i|ty [ bru tæləti ] noun uncount extreme violence, especially when it is deliberately cruel: accusations of brutality the brutality of the attack a. brutalities plural cruel and violent actions or events …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 brutality — brutal ► ADJECTIVE 1) savagely violent. 2) without any attempt to disguise unpleasantness. DERIVATIVES brutality noun brutally adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 brutality — noun (plural ties) Date: 1549 1. the quality or state of being brutal 2. a brutal act or course of action …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 brutality — /brooh tal i tee/, n., pl. brutalities. 1. the quality of being brutal; cruelty; savagery. 2. a brutal act or practice. [1540 50; BRUTAL + ITY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 17 brutality — noun a) the state of being brutal b) a cruel or savage act See Also: atrocity …

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  • 18 brutality — Synonyms and related words: Adam, Gothicism, Neanderthalism, abominableness, acuteness, animalism, animality, atrociousness, atrocity, awfulness, barbarism, barbarity, barbarousness, baseness, beastliness, bestiality, bloodiness, bloodlust,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 brutality — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. savageness, ruthlessness, harshness, unfeelingness; see cruelty . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. viciousness, savagery, cruelty, coldness, barbarism, ferocity, inhumanity, heartlessness, brutishness, harshness. ANT.:… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 brutality — bru·tal·i·ty || bruː tælÉ™tɪ n. cruelty, savagery …

    English contemporary dictionary