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meanings of brute


  1. Strong, blunt, and spontaneous.
  2. Without reason or intelligence (of animals).
  3. Characteristic of unthinking animals; senseless, unreasoning (of humans).
  4. Brutal; cruel; fierce; ferocious; savage; pitiless.
  5. Being unconnected with intelligence or thought; purely material, senseless.
  6. Crude, unpolished.


  1. An animal seen as being without human reason; a senseless beast.
  2. A person with the characteristics of an unthinking animal; a coarse or brutal person.
  3. One who has not yet matriculated.


  1. To shape (diamonds) by grinding them against each other.
  2. Obsolete spelling of bruit.

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