- 1violent and cruel a brutal attack/murder/rape/killing a brutal and repressive regime
- 2 direct and clear about something unpleasant; not thinking of people's feelings With brutal honesty, she told him she did not love him.
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NAmE//bruˈtælət̮i//noun [uncountable, countable] (pl. brutalities) police brutality the brutalities of war
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NAmE//ˈbrut̮l̩i//adverb He was brutally assaulted. Let me be brutally frank about this.