brutally

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Etymology[edit]

brutal +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

brutally (comparative more brutally, superlative most brutally)

  1. In a brutal manner; viciously, barbarically.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      From another point of view, it was a place without a soul. The well-to-do had hearts of stone; the rich were brutally bumptious; the Press, the Municipality, all the public men, were ridiculously, vaingloriously self-satisfied.
    • 2011, Tom Fordyce, Rugby World Cup 2011: England 12-19 France [1]
      England's World Cup dreams fell apart under a French onslaught on a night when their shortcomings were brutally exposed at the quarter-final stage.

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