Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun brute

2 senses of brute

Sense 1
beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat -- (a cruelly rapacious person)
       => attacker, aggressor, assailant, assaulter -- (someone who attacks)

Sense 2
animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna -- (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)
       => organism, being -- (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)

Antonyms of adj brute

1 sense of brute

Sense 1
beastly, bestial, brute (prenominal), brutish, brutal -- (resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility; "beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners")

INDIRECT (VIA inhumane) -> humane -- (marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering)

Similarity of adj brute

1 sense of brute

Sense 1
beastly, bestial, brute (prenominal), brutish, brutal -- (resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility; "beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners")
       => inhumane (vs. humane) -- (lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used")

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