- He was the victim of a very brutal murder.
- the brutal suppression of anti-government protests.
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- It was refreshing to talk about themselves and their feelings with brutal honesty.
- He took an anguished breath. He had to be brutal and say it.
- With brutal honesty she told him she did not love him.
- Let me be brutally frank about this.
2. △direct and clear about something unpleasant; not thinking of people's feelings
2. △Crude or unfeeling in manner or speech. 4. △Disagreeably precise or penetrating.
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- The dip in prices this summer will be brutal.
- The 20th century brought brutal change to some countries.
- a brutal winter in the Arctic.
3. △Harsh; unrelenting.
3. △harsh; severe; extreme
..... Cobuild, OALD, The American Heritage, Collins English