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5 letters words from 'brute'

BRUTE 7BURET 7
REBUT 7TUBER 7

4 letters words from 'brute'

BRUT 6BUTE 6
RUBE 6TRUE 4
TUBE 6 

3 letters words from 'brute'

BET 5BRU 5
BUR 5BUT 5
REB 5RET 3
RUB 5RUE 3
RUT 3TUB 5
URB 5URE 3
UTE 3 

2 letters words from 'brute'

BE 4ER 2
ET 2RE 2
TE 2UR 2
UT 2 

All 5 letters words made out of brute

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Definitions and meaning of brute

brute

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: bro͞ot, IPA(key): /bɹuːt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /bɹut/
  • Rhymes: -uːt

Etymology 1

From Middle French brut, from Old French brut, from Latin brūtus (dull, stupid, insensible), an Oscan loanword, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷréh₂us (heavy). Cognate with Ancient Greek βαρύς (barús), Persian گران(gerân) and Sanskrit गुरु (gurú) (English guru).

Adjective

brute (comparative more brute, superlative most brute)

  1. Without reason or intelligence (of animals). [from 15th c.]
  2. Characteristic of unthinking animals; senseless, unreasoning (of humans). [from 16th c.]
  3. Unconnected with intelligence or thought; purely material, senseless. [from 16th c.]
  4. Crude, unpolished. [from 17th c.]
  5. Strong, blunt, and spontaneous.
  6. Brutal; cruel; fierce; ferocious; savage; pitiless.
Translations

Noun

brute (plural brutes)

  1. (archaic) An animal seen as being without human reason; a senseless beast. [from 17th c.]
    • 1714, Bernard Mandeville, The Fable of the Bees:
      they laid before them how unbecoming it was the Dignity of such sublime Creatures to be sollicitous about gratifying those Appetites, which they had in common with Brutes, and at the same time unmindful of those higher qualities that gave them the preeminence over all visible Beings.
    • 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.17:
      But if he lives badly, he will, in the next life, be a woman; if he (or she) persists in evil-doing, he (or she) will become a brute, and go on through transmigrations until at last reason conquers.
  2. A person with the characteristics of an unthinking animal; a coarse or brutal person. [from 17th c.]
    • She was frankly disappointed. For some reason she had thought to discover a burglar of one or another accepted type—either a dashing cracksman in full-blown evening dress, lithe, polished, pantherish, or a common yegg, a red-eyed, unshaven burly brute in the rags and tatters of a tramp.
  3. (film, television) A kind of powerful spotlight.
    • 1976, A. Arthur Englander, ‎Paul Petzold, Filming for Television (page 191)
      For a scene like the Highgate exhumation night sequence suitable equipment would consist of: two brutes on Molevators, three 10 K lights also on Molevators and, for good measure, two 5 Ks, four 2 Ks, two pups (1000 W), two North lights []
  4. (archaic, Britain, Cambridge University slang) One who has not yet matriculated.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

brute (third-person singular simple present brutes, present participle bruting, simple past and past participle bruted)

  1. (transitive) To shape (diamonds) by grinding them against each other.

Etymology 2

Verb

brute (third-person singular simple present brutes, present participle bruting, simple past and past participle bruted)

  1. Obsolete spelling of bruit

Anagrams

  • Ubert, buret, rebut, tuber

Dutch

Pronunciation

Adjective

brute

  1. Inflected form of bruut

French

Adjective

brute

  1. feminine singular of brut

Noun

brute f (plural brutes)

  1. brute, an animal lacking in reason.
  2. An animal lacking in intelligence and sensibility.
  3. (By analogy) A person without reason.
  4. One who imposes his will on others using violence - a bully.

Further reading

  • “brute” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • buter, rebut, tuber

Italian

Adjective

brute

  1. feminine plural of bruto

Anagrams

  • turbe

Latin

Adjective

brūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of brūtus

Source: wiktionary.org
  • brutal.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)