brute definition

  • noun:
    • An animal; a beast.
    • A brutal, crude, or insensitive individual.
    • one that hasn't yet matriculated.
    • An animal destitute of individual reason; any animal perhaps not peoples; esp. a quadruped; a beast.
    • A brutal person; a savage in heart or manners; as unfeeling or coarse individual.
    • A beast, specially one of the higher quadrupeds; any animal as distinguished from man.
    • A brutal individual; a savage in personality or ways; a low-bred, unfeeling person.
    • Nautical, a yacht that to some extent sacrifices fineness of lines to fullness of kind, to ensure great preliminary security and sail-carrying energy tend to be acquired.
    • a cruelly rapacious individual
    • a living organism characterized by voluntary motion
  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to beasts; animal: "None for the brute creation calls for more than meals and refuge” ( Henry David Thoreau).
    • Characteristic of a brute, specifically:
    • totally real: brute force.
    • Lacking or showing insufficient reason or intelligence: a brute impulse.
    • Savage; harsh: brute coercion.
    • Unremittingly extreme: had been driven to steal meals through brute necessity.
    • Coarse; brutish.
    • powerful, dull, and spontaneous
    • lacking feeling; senseless; inanimate; involuntary; without cleverness or volition.
    • Not possessing explanation, irrational; unthinking.
    • Of, related to, or characteristic of, a brute beast. Hence: Brutal; harsh; tough; ferocious; savage; pitiless.
    • Having the physical powers predominating on the mental; coarse; unpolished; unintelligent.
    • Rough; uncivilized; unfeeling.
    • resembling a beast; showing decreased peoples sensibility
  • verb:
    • outdated spelling of bruit.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To report; to bruit.
  • others:
    • Senseless; involuntary.
    • Wanting reason; pet; maybe not man: as, a brute beast.
    • Characteristic of pets; of brutal personality or high quality.
    • Blunt or lifeless of sentiment; without sensibility; harsh; uncivilized; insensible.
    • Not related to cleverness or intellectual work; unintelligent; irrational.
    • Harsh; crude.
    • Synonyms Brute, Brutish, Brutal, Beastly, Bestial. Brute is the most basic of the words, and continues to be closest on distinguishing distinction between guy and beast, irrationality: as, brute power. Brutish is especially uncultured, stupid, groveling: since, brutes but still much more brutish men. Brutal implies cruelty or insufficient sensation: as, intense language or conduct. Beastly expresses whatever is altogether unworthy of a man, specifically what is filthy and disgusting in conduct or manner of life. Bestial is applied chiefly to that particular which can be carnal, sensual, lascivious: since, bestial vices or appetites.

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