brute

(redirected from brutes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • noun
  • adj

Synonyms for brute

Synonyms for brute

References in classic literature ?
"I know nothing of your words, which hide their meaning in sound; but that is cruel which sacrifices a Christian to a brute. This is what I call the reason of mercy.
"They say a man can be known by the company he keeps," retorted the old man, "and why not a brute? I once made a forced march, and went through a great deal of jeopardy, with a companion who never opened his mouth but to sing; and trouble enough and great concern of mind did the fellow give me.
A hasty examination of his wife revealed no marks upon her, and Clayton decided that the huge brute had died the instant he had sprung toward Alice.
For answer the ape-man hurled himself upon the great brute who during the conversation had slightly relaxed his vigilance.
As I touched the ground I snatched a broken limb from the tangled mass that matted the jungle-like floor of the forest and, leaping unnoticed behind the shaggy back, dealt the brute a terrific blow.
It was surrounded by a pack of some hundred wolf-like creatures--wild dogs they seemed--that rushed growling and snapping in upon it from all sides, so that they sank their white fangs into the slow brute and were away again before it could reach them with its huge paws or sweeping tail.
At sight of me several of the savage creatures left off worrying the great brute to come slinking with bared fangs toward me, and as I turned to run toward the trees again to seek safety among the lower branches, I saw a number of the man-apes leaping and chattering in the foliage of the nearest tree.
In the blood lust of his fury the creature had undergone a sudden reversion to type, which left him a wild beast, forgetful of the dagger that projected from his belt--thinking only of nature's weapons with which his brute prototype had battled.
It will be interesting to read the severity of the sentences imposed on the brutes, if or when there is a successful conviction for this crime.
Hafiz Mohammad Idrees said, "our oppressed mother, sisters and daughters in Kashmir are awaiting another Mohammad Bin Qasim to liberate them from the clutches of Hindu brutes".
Regime change in the Middle East inevitably means one gang of brutes being replaced by another gang of brutes.
Ofcourse,weallknowwhathappened whentheunbeaten'brute'George Foreman mettheclassyAdonisMuhammadAli, andwhenthe'unbeatable'monsterMill Houselockedhornswiththeagileand classyArkle.Thepundits t houghtthem foregoneconclusions,ignoringclassin favour of brute force, but the 'brutes' failed to stay the distance and were mentallydestroyed.
Crude men like you, who make denigrating remarks loudly and then drive away laughing like a donkey, are considered unthinking brutes by society.
He has written in an article that the banks are British institutions run by brutes, for the benefit of brutes!