brutality


brutality
I noun act of inhumanity, barbarity, bestiality, brutalness, brutilization, brutishness, cruelness, cruelty, grossness, hardness, hardness of heart, harshness, heart of stone, heartlessness, immanitas, inhumanity, lack of feeling, mercilessness, moral insensibility, pitilessness, ruffianism, ruthlessness, savageness, savagery, truculence, truculency, unfeelingness, violence associated concepts: cruel and inhuman treatment, cruel and unusual punishment II index bestiality, cruelty, oppression, violence

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  • Brutality — or Brutal may refer to: * Brutal death metal, a music genre * Brutality (band), an American death metal band * Brutality (Mortal Kombat), a finishing move in the video game Mortal Kombat * Brutalism, an architectural style * , a video game *… …   Wikipedia

  • Brutality — Bru*tal i*ty, n.; pl. {Brutalities}. [Cf. F. brutalit[ e].] 1. The quality of being brutal; inhumanity; savageness; pitilessness. [1913 Webster] 2. An inhuman act. [1913 Webster] The . . . brutalities exercised in war. Brougham. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brutality — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Death Metal Gründung 1986 Aktuelle Besetzung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • brutality — 1630s, savage cruelty, inhuman behavior, from BRUTAL (Cf. brutal) + ITY (Cf. ity). Literal sense condition or state of a brute is from 1711 …   Etymology dictionary

  • brutality — [n] cruel treatment atrocity, barbarism, barbarity, bloodthirstiness, brutishness, choke hold*, cruelty, ferocity, fierceness, grossness, inhumanity, ruthlessness, sadism, savageness, savagery, third degree*, unfeelingness, viciousness; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • brutality — [bro͞o tal′ə tē] n. 1. the condition or quality of being brutal 2. pl. brutalities a brutal or savage act, treatment, etc …   English World dictionary

  • brutality — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ extreme, great, sheer ▪ police ▪ There have been many complaints of police brutality. … OF BRUTALITY ▪ act …   Collocations dictionary

  • brutality — n. 1) to demonstrate, display, exhibit brutality 2) extreme brutality 3) police brutality 4) an act of brutality 5) brutality to, towards, with * * * [bruː tælɪtɪ] display exhibit brutality towards with an act of brutality …   Combinatory dictionary

  • brutality — [[t]bruːtæ̱lɪti[/t]] brutalities N VAR Brutality is cruel and violent treatment or behaviour. A brutality is an instance of cruel and violent treatment or behaviour. Her experience of men was of domination and brutality. ...police brutality.… …   English dictionary

  • brutality — UK [bruːˈtælətɪ] / US [bruˈtælətɪ] noun [uncountable] Word forms brutality : singular brutality plural brutalities a) extreme violence, especially when it is deliberately cruel accusations of brutality the brutality of the attack b) brutalities… …   English dictionary


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