brutality


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Synonyms for brutality

Synonyms for brutality

a cruel act or an instance of cruel behavior

Synonyms for brutality

the trait of extreme cruelty

a brutal barbarous savage act

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Words passed between Clayton and the captain, the former making it plain that he was disgusted with the brutality displayed toward the crew, nor would he countenance anything further of the kind while he and Lady Greystoke remained passengers.
Gryphus recovered from his swoon, opened his eyes, and as his brutality was returning with his senses, he growled "That's it, a fellow is in a hurry to bring to a prisoner his supper, and falls and breaks his arm, and is left lying on the ground.
Possessed myself of a strong stomach and a hard head, inured to hardship, cruelty, and brutality, nevertheless I found, as I came to manhood, that I unconsciously protected myself from the hurt of the trained-animal turn by getting up and leaving the theatre whenever such turns came on the stage.
Practically all of us will weep red tears and sweat bloody sweats as we come to knowledge of the unavoidable cruelty and brutality on which the trained-animal world rests and has its being.
In the midst of roughness and brutality, she had shunned all that was rough and brutal.
He could not understand, and felt that he was discovering depths of brutality in his nature of which he had never dreamed.
Inexpressibly frightened and believing, no doubt (with some reason, too) that brutes without meant brutality within, he hobbled away from all the houses, and with gray, wet fields to right of him and gray, wet fields to left of him--with the rain half blinding him and the night coming in mist and darkness, held his way along the road that leads to Greenton.
Happily for me, the cursed brutality of the man made me angry.
You must accustom yourself to the fact that you are in another world than the one of oppression and brutality in which you have lived.
Yes, yes - I remember it all: nobody can blame me more than I blame myself in my own heart; at any rate, nobody can regret more sincerely than I do the result of my brutality, as you rightly term it.
quoth the squire; "one would think I had caught you at--"--"None of your brutality, sir, I beseech you," answered she.
Mugridge's brutality to me was paid back in kind and with interest.
It was patent that this terrible man was no ignorant clod, such as one would inevitably suppose him to be from his exhibitions of brutality.
A youth passed in solitude, my best years spent under your gentle and feminine fosterage, has so refined the groundwork of my character that I cannot overcome an intense distaste to the usual brutality exercised on board ship: I have never believed it to be necessary, and when I heard of a mariner equally noted for his kindliness of heart and the respect and obedience paid to him by his crew, I felt myself peculiarly fortunate in being able to secure his services.
Public awareness has been growing on police brutality cases, and McCarthy is the second head of a major police department to be let go within recent months over incidents involving police officers and fatalities.