Associations to the word «Brute»


BRUTE, adjective. Without reason or intelligence (of animals). [from 15th c.]
BRUTE, adjective. Characteristic of unthinking animals; senseless, unreasoning (of humans). [from 16th c.]
BRUTE, adjective. Being unconnected with intelligence or thought; purely material, senseless. [from 16th c.]
BRUTE, adjective. Crude, unpolished. [from 17th c.]
BRUTE, adjective. Strong, blunt, and spontaneous.
BRUTE, adjective. Brutal; cruel; fierce; ferocious; savage; pitiless.
BRUTE, noun. (now archaic) An animal seen as being without human reason; a senseless beast. [from 17th c.]
BRUTE, noun. A person with the characteristics of an unthinking animal; a coarse or brutal person. [from 17th c.]
BRUTE, noun. (archaic) (slang) (UK) (Cambridge University) One who has not yet matriculated.
BRUTE, verb. Obsolete spelling of bruit
BRUTE FACT, noun. An inscrutable datum of experience; a thing that is undeniably the case, but which is impervious to reasoned explication.
BRUTE FACTS, noun. Plural of brute fact
BRUTE FORCE, noun. A method of accomplishing something primarily by means of strength, without the use of mechanical aids or thought.
BRUTE FORCE, noun. (computer science) A method of computation wherein all permutations of a problem are tried manually until one is found that provides a solution, in contrast to the implementation of a more intelligent algorithm.

Dictionary definition

BRUTE, noun. A cruelly rapacious person.
BRUTE, noun. A living organism characterized by voluntary movement.
BRUTE, adjective. Resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility; "beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners".

Wise words

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