Definition of brutal adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    brutal

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