AskDefine | Define brutish

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brutish adj : 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, brute(a)]

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  1. Of, or in the manner of a brute
  2. Bestial; lacking human sensibility


  • No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short - Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes


Of, or in the manner of a brute
  • German: brutal
Bestial; lacking human sensibility
  • German: bestial, bestialisch
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