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

     

    brutality

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//bruːˈtæləti//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bruːˈtæləti//
     
    (pl. brutalities)
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] 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