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Definition of brute noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(sometimes humorous) a man who treats people in an unkind, cruel way His father was a drunken brute. You've forgotten my birthday again, you brute! an ugly brute
  2. 2a large strong animal
  3. 3a thing which is awkward and unpleasant
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: brute

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