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Adjective: brutal  broo-t(u)l
  1. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    "brutal beatings";
    - barbarous, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious
  2. Punishingly harsh
    "a brutal winter"; "the brutal summer sun";
    - unrelenting
  3. Resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
    "brutal desires";
    - beastly, bestial, brute, brutish
  4. Disagreeably direct and precise
    "he spoke with brutal honesty"

See also: direct, inhumane, intense

Encyclopedia: Brutal