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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE BRUTAL

He generally does the deed in a more open, if more brutal, way.

Let's drop him for the present, and try to be more brutal in the future.

Who are more brutal than the Captains of vessels in the slave trade?

Still he preferred to have it that way rather than in some more brutal vein.

Was ever a more brutal thought uttered in a more brutal way?

He is no more brutal of himself than the rest of mankind of his rank.

The first kind of oppression is the more brutal, the second the more subtle.

For the moment at least they were not showing the more brutal side of their characters.

Is the Italian more cruel, more brutal, more wanton than his fellows?

Never has war been more powerful, more brutal, more widespread.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., in reference to the nature of animals, from Latin brutus (see brute (adj.)) + -al (1). Of persons, "fierce," 1640s. Related: Brutally.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.