Synonyms of brutal in English:

brutal


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adjective

1‘a brutal attack on an elderly man’

SYNONYMS

savage, cruel, bloodthirsty, vicious, ferocious, barbaric, barbarous, wicked, murderous, cold-blooded, hard-hearted, harsh

ruthless, callous, heartless, merciless, pitiless, remorseless, sadistic, unfeeling

inhuman, heinous, monstrous, abominable, atrocious, vile, infernal, uncivilized

bestial, brutish, beastly, animal

ANTONYMS

gentle, humane

2‘he replied with brutal honesty’

SYNONYMS

unsparing, unstinting, unadorned, unembellished, unvarnished, bald, naked, stark, blunt, direct, straight, straightforward, frank, outspoken, forthright, plain-spoken

heartless, severe

complete, total, unequivocal, unambiguous