Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Word Explorer
Children's Dictionary
Help
Help
Help
     

bru·tal

brutal

 
 
pronunciation:
bru tl
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: cruel or savage.
The brutal attack on the woman was reported in the newspapers the next morning.
synonyms:
atrocious, ruthless, savage, vicious
antonyms:
gentle, humane
similar words:
bloodthirsty, callous, cruel, ferocious, grim, inhuman, monstrous, outrageous, violent
derivation: brutally (adv.)