Definitions for: Brutality


[n] a brutal barbarous savage act
[n] the trait of extreme cruelty



Webster (1913) Definition: Bru*tal"i*ty, n.; pl. Brutalities. [Cf. F.
brutalit['e].]
1. The quality of being brutal; inhumanity; savageness;
pitilessness.

2. An inhuman act.

The . . . brutalities exercised in war. --Brougham.

Synonyms: barbarism, barbarity, ferociousness, savageness, savagery, savagery, viciousness

See Also: atrocity, cruelness, cruelty, harshness, inhumanity

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