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



BrE BrE//ˈbruːtɪʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbruːtɪʃ//
Describing unpleasant traits
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unkind and violent and not showing thought or intelligence Life for our early ancestors was nasty, brutish and short, according to the evidence. See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: brutish