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adjective as in very strong; animal-like

noun as in barbarian

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Finally, Apple blocked hackers from trying “brute force” attacks over and over in rapid succession.

That wasn’t a prohibitively large number, and so some solvers, like Siddhartha Srivastava of Patna, India, powered forth with computational brute force to find the unique solution.

If you don’t own one or just want a bit more of a workout, then a wooden spoon and brute force will do the trick.

Sinovac’s inactivated vaccine relies on a brute-force technology that has been around for hundreds of years.

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Only Cleveland’s Nick Chubb was better at extending plays with brute force.

Brute is the story of Mac and Jesse, two disenfranchised teens who turn to robbing houses as a form of recreation and quick cash.

They knew that as much as they tried to make up for it with brute force, their cultural power was nil.

Police ignored this advice and instead used brute force to remove Saylor.

“It was no brute whom Smiley was pursuing with such mastery, no unqualified fanatic after all, no automaton,” le Carré writes.

And on Game of Thrones, it's never wise to bet on good intentions over brute force.

He has become by brute force of circumstances a sort of collectivist, puzzled only as to how much of a collectivist to be.

The eyes of the huge brute opened instantly, and he had half risen before the loud report of the gun rang through the thicket.

Saying this he advanced towards the brute, but again the powerful hand of Mafuta seized him.

He recovered himself, however, in a moment, and fired—sending a ball into the brute which just touched the brain and stunned it.

It wasn't any scruple of mercy, for Hicks was as cold-blooded a brute as ever glanced down a gun-barrel.


On this page you'll find 66 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to brute, such as: animal, beastly, bestial, bodily, carnal, and feral.

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