Definition of brutality noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//bruːˈtæləti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bruːˈtæləti//
    (pl. brutalities)
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  1. 1[uncountable] (also brutalities [plural]) violent and cruel behaviour; the quality of being violent and cruel police brutality the brutality of prison life the brutalities of war
  2. 2[uncountable] the quality of being direct and clear about something unpleasant, often because of not thinking of people's feelings the brutality of his words