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Definition of "brutality" []

  • The state or quality of being ruthless, cruel, harsh, or unrelenting. (noun)
  • A ruthless, cruel, harsh, or unrelenting act. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brutality" in a sentence
  • "To write down his success simply to brutality is to oversimplify."
  • "Now, a source close to the family says as soon as they launched their request, the Jordanian royal family decided that, yes, they could come here, they were innocent victims who had nothing to do with Saddam, who had only suffered and been victims themselves to what they called his brutality -- Kyra."
  • "However, the organisation would present further demands to the authorities to ensure what it termed brutality by warders was ended and prison conditions improved."