brutal

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From Medieval Latin brutalis ‎(savage, stupid), from brūtus ‎(dull, stupid).

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brutal ‎(comparative more brutal, superlative most brutal)

  1. Savagely violent, vicious, ruthless, or cruel
  2. Crude or unfeeling in manner or speech.
  3. Harsh; unrelenting
  4. Disagreeably precise or penetrating
  5. (music, figuratively) In extreme metal, to describe the speed of the music and the density of riffs.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French brutal, from Latin brūtus ‎(dull, stupid).

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  • IPA(key): /brutaːl/, [b̥ʁuˈtˢæːˀl]

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brutal

  1. brutal
  2. savage

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Inflection of brutal
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular brutal brutalere brutalest
Neuter singular brutalt brutalere brutalest
Plural brutale brutalere brutalest
Definite brutale brutalere brutaleste

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin brutalis ‎(savage, stupid), from brūtus ‎(dull, stupid).

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brutal m ‎(feminine singular brutale, masculine plural brutaux, feminine plural brutales)

  1. brutal

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brutal m ‎(plural brutaux, feminine brutale)

  1. person who acts brutally

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin brutalis, from brutus ‎(dull, stupid).

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brutal ‎(comparative brutaler, superlative am brutalsten)

  1. brutal

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin brutus, via French brutal.

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brutal ‎(neuter singular brutalt, definite singular and plural brutale)

  1. brutal

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin brutus, via French brutal.

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brutal ‎(neuter singular brutalt, definite singular and plural brutale)

  1. brutal

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Portuguese[edit]

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From Latin brutalis.

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brutal m, f ‎(plural brutais, comparable)

  1. brutal, brutish
  2. (colloquial) huge
  3. (colloquial) fantastic, extraordinary

Romanian[edit]

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From Latin brutalis.

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brutal m, n ‎(feminine singular brutală, masculine plural brutali, feminine and neuter plural brutale)

  1. brutal

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Spanish[edit]

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brutal m, f ‎(plural brutales)

  1. brutal

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French brutal from Medieval Latin brutalis, from brūtus.

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brutal (comparative brutalare, superlative brutalast)

  1. brutal

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Inflection of brutal
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular brutal brutalare brutalast
Neuter singular brutalt brutalare brutalast
Plural brutala brutalare brutalast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 brutale brutalare brutalaste
All brutala brutalare brutalaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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