brutish

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Synonyms for brutish

Synonyms for brutish

resembling a beast

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In the first couple of pages one can hardly discern that the Achike home is characterized by the fear generated from Eugene's brutishness because the protagonist appears not to want to state that aspect of family life.
Thanks to the cultivated delirium added to Bernhard's familiar style of excessive cumulation, the writer's famous rage against the brutishness of the art and culture machine is replaced by a parody of myth-making and fame.
One of the main reasons for Stoke's quote of 16-19 about team bookings tonight is that they are not a particularly dirty team - at least not as unruly as the likes of Arsene Wenger would have you believe - and their physical approach is based more on fitness than brutishness.
The tension throughout is controlled with periods of comparative happiness between the horrors of warfare, brutishness, the blackness of plague and the suffering of its victims.
In Winter's character David Twombly, there is bravado and brutishness, charm and calculation, monstrous insensitivity and near-clairvoyant intuition, a piggish, loveable seer and self-centred male who bursts off the page.
Both female leads are excellent and though Johnson - deliberately - looks nothing like Lennon, he soon has the young Lennon's mix of humour and brutishness down to a tee.
As Claudia Johnson states, "Because Wollstonecraft is confessedly ill at ease with the body, she transforms it from a source of revolting brutishness to the foundation of heroic excellence of which men and women can both partake in kind, if not in degree.
It suggests corpulence, clumsy brutishness, and unremitting inelegance, whereas Luis Fernando Verissimo's joyful text, playing lightly over his mighty theme, is nothing if not witty, subtle, and nuanced.
If the poetics of cosmic horror presages the collapse of culture into brutishness so feared by Kant, an analysis of its fictional expression in Lovecraft further demonstrates to what extent cosmic horror stands in stark contrast to the sublime: it destroys all aspects indispensable to the integrity of Lovecraft's white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant and predominantly male characters' sense of selfhood--their traditions, morality, race, psyches, and bodies.
However, that was nothing compared with the brutishness of the baggage boss who aggressively asserted a right to stop us flying and followed up for good measure by equating our oversight to a threat equivalent to the Twin Towers catastrophe.
While connections between masculinity and aggressive "animal" brutishness were not new at the turn of the 20th century, but Pettegrew (history and American studies, Lehigh U.
They have power, they have solidity in the lineout and brutishness in the scrum.
In the plural, cultures refer to the specific life-forms of different groups while, in the singular, culture became increasingly a synonym for civility, a free play of disinterested thought standing in opposition to both the brutishness of industry and the commodification of commerce.
Maximum force was used to subdue Iraqi resistance, and it is now acknowledged that this brutishness has fed the insurgency.
The library of the Brooklyn Jewish Center will be another Academy of Jabneh offering unceasing defiance to Nazi brutishness and witnessing the indestructible life of the human spirit.