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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Bru"tal
  1. Of or pertaining to a brute; as, brutal nature."Above the rest of brutalkind." [Milton.]
  2. Like a brute; savage; cruel; inhuman; brutish; unfeeling; merciless; gross; as, brutal manners." Brutalintemperance." [Macaulay.]

Etymology: Cf. F. brutal. See Brute (a.)

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  1. Disagreeably direct and precise ("he spoke with brutal honesty")
  2. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering ("brutal beatings")
  3. Resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
  4. Punishingly harsh ("the brutal summer sun" and "a brutal winter")

From Medieval Latin brutalis (“savage, stupid”), from brūtus (“dull, stupid”).

brutal was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Swedish

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Past life for Brutal born Jun 1, 2017

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Greenland approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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