Definition of brute adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//bruːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bruːt//
    [only before noun]
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  1. 1involving physical strength only and not thought or intelligence brute force/strength
  2. 2basic and unpleasant the brute facts of inequality Their desire for independence has to do with brute economics.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (as an adjective): from Old French brut(e), from Latin brutus ‘dull, stupid’.
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