Definitions

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  • adv. In a brutal manner; viciously, barbarically.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a brutal manner; cruelly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a brutal manner; cruelly; inhumanly; in a coarse, gross, or unfeeling manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a vicious manner

Etymologies

brutal +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In a country where the military, along with all other uniformed branches, is actively employed in brutally repressing popular protest, the populace cheers them.

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  • She smiled again – brutally, we thought – described a significant parabola from the mouth outwards with her hand, raised her eyebrows, and asked us something in Catalan.

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  • It has torn up sacred promises, which its Chancellor called "scraps of paper"; it has broken its word; it has ordered "acts of frightfulness" in the lands which it has conquered and on the high seas, with the idea of brutally forcing its will upon enemies and neutral countries alike.

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  • But the conversation languished, and in the ever-lengthening silences all found their thoughts reverting to the idea brutally expressed by Mr. Ryan:

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  • What sort of individual gets joy out of the idea of brutally killing animals that wouldn't have infested your garden if you hadn't been a lazy ass and done what you'd planned?

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  • The INLA was formed in 1974 and was known as a brutally violent organisation that also engaged in bitter internal feuds.

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  • NZ Idol (where he is known as the brutally honest, grumpy, Simon Cowell-type judge) and currently

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  • And China's behavior toward other countries and cultures can be described as brutally pragmatic at best.

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  • Palin DESERVED to have her privacy invaded for being against "choice" and "privacy" (aka brutally and painfully killing a human child in the womb), do I have that right?

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  • Matthew Clark (A.B. '06) and sixth-year history graduate student Gregory Malandrucco filed a lawsuit against the city last week, claiming they were "brutally" beaten by police, who left them in the restaurant's parking lot "without providing medical attention despite their obvious need of it."

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