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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bru·tal /ˈbrutḷ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bru·tal a.
 1. Of or pertaining to a brute; as, brutal nature. “Above the rest of brutal kind.”
 2. Like a brute; savage; cruel; inhuman; brutish; unfeeling; merciless; gross; as, brutal manners. Brutal intemperance.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (of weapons or instruments) causing suffering and pain;
             "brutal instruments of torture"; "cruel weapons of
             war" [syn: cruel]
      2: (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict
         pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings";
         "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the
         kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks" [syn: barbarous,
          cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious]
      3: used of circumstances (especially weather) that cause
         suffering; "brutal weather"; "northern winters can be
         cruel"; "a cruel world"; "a harsh climate"; "a rigorous
         climate"; "unkind winters" [syn: cruel, harsh, rigorous,