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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 Jan 1, 1951

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of France approximately on 1800. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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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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