Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a brute or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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brute +‎ -like

Examples

  • For since one part of the soul is intelligent and rational, and the other devoid of reason and open to emotions, and on this account man has a middle position between God and brute, he thinks the highest, virtue, is divine, and the other extremity, evil, is brutelike.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Frank's knuckles had landed on the point of his heavy, brutelike jaw, in just the place best calculated to make a man see stars, and, incidentally, to teach him a lesson.

    Frank Merriwell, Junior's, Golden Trail or, The Fugitive Professor

  • "It is necessary to force them to come out of their brutelike condition, and to awaken their intelligence, which is not wanting, if they receive practical and energetic direction."

    Folkways A Study of the Sociological Importance of Usages, Manners, Customs, Mores, and Morals

  • She was ignorant of her worth, as I myself was at that time, when, brutelike, I saw only with the eyes of the body, and believed I loved her only because she was beautiful.

    Mauprat

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