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Adjective brute has 1 sense
- beastly, bestial, brute, brutish - resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility; "beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners"
Antonym: humane (indirect, via inhumane)
Noun brute has 2 senses
- beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat - a cruelly rapacious person
--1 is a kind of attacker, aggressor, assailant, assaulter
- animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
--2 is a kind of organism, being
--2 is a member of Animalia, kingdom Animalia, animal kingdom
--2 has parts: head, caput; face
--2 has substances: animal tissue
--2 has particulars:
| ||critter; creepy-crawly; darter; peeper; poikilotherm, ectotherm; range animal; vermin; varmint, varment; scavenger; work animal; domestic animal; migrator; molter, moulter; pet; stayer; stunt; marine animal, marine creature, sea animal, sea creature; female; male; adult; young, offspring; thoroughbred, purebred, pureblood; giant; dead animal; survivor; mutant; herbivore; insectivore; acrodont; pleurodont; zooplankton; embryo, conceptus, fertilized egg; chordate; invertebrate; metazoan; omnivore; predator, predatory animal; prey, quarry; game; biped; larva; racer; fictional animal; captive; mate|