- Brutish Bru"tish, a.
Pertaining to, or resembling, a brute or brutes; of a cruel,
gross, and stupid nature; coarse; unfeeling; unintelligent.
O, let all provocation Take every brutish shape it can devise. --Leigh Hunt. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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brutish — index brutal, caitiff, cold blooded, malignant, relentless, ruthless, uncouth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton … Law dictionary
brutish — 1530s, pertaining to animals, from BRUTE (Cf. brute). In reference to human brutes, from 1550s … Etymology dictionary
brutish — *brutal, brute, bestial, beastly, feral Analogous words: dull, dense, crass, *stupid: sluggish, comatose, *lethargic: stolid, *impassive, apathetic Contrasted words: *intelligent, alert, quick witted: responsive, sensitive, impressionable … New Dictionary of Synonyms
brutish — [bro͞ot′ish] adj. of or like a brute; savage, gross, stupid, sensual, irrational, etc. brutishly adv. brutishness n … English World dictionary
brutish — adjective Date: 1534 1. resembling, befitting, or typical of a brute or beast < lived a short and brutish life as a slave > 2. a. strongly and grossly sensual < brutish gluttony > b … New Collegiate Dictionary
brutish — [[t]bru͟ːtɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a person or their behaviour as brutish, you think that they are brutal and uncivilised. The man was brutish and coarse. ...brutish bullying … English dictionary
brutish — brut|ish [ brutıʃ ] adjective LITERARY 1. ) violent and cruel: He was brutish and rough, and he terrified his opponents. 2. ) lacking intelligence or other signs of being human … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
brutish — brute ► NOUN 1) a violent or savage person or animal. 2) informal a cruel or insensitive person. ► ADJECTIVE 1) unreasoning and animal like. 2) merely physical. 3) harsh or inescapable. DERIVATIVES … English terms dictionary
brutish — adjective resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility beastly desires a bestial nature brute force a dull and brutish man bestial treatment of prisoners • Syn: ↑beastly, ↑bestial, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
brutish — brutishly, adv. brutishness, n. /brooh tish/, adj. 1. brutal; cruel. 2. gross; coarse. 3. carnal; sensual. 4. uncivilized. 5. bestial; like an animal. [1485 95; BRUTE1 + ISH1] * * * … Universalium