2011년 9월 25일 일요일

Dic: brutal

  • He was the victim of a very brutal murder.
  • the brutal suppression of anti-government protests.
1. ADJ A brutal act or person is cruel and violent. (=vicious, savage)

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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. ADJ If someone expresses something unpleasant with brutal honesty or frankness, they express it in a clear and accurate way, without attempting to disguise its unpleasantness.
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. ADJ Brutal is used to describe things that have an unpleasant effect on people, especially when there is no attempt by anyone to reduce their effect.
3. Harsh; unrelenting. 
3. harsh; severe; extreme


..... Cobuild, OALD, The American Heritage, Collins English

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