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 for brutish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brutish \Bru"tish\, a.
     Pertaining to, or resembling, a brute or brutes; of a cruel,
     gross, and stupid nature; coarse; unfeeling; unintelligent.
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           O, let all provocation
           Take every brutish shape it can devise.  --Leigh Hunt.
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           Man may . . . render himself brutish, but it is in vain
           that he would seek to take the rank and density of the
           brute.                                   --I. Taylor.
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     Syn: Insensible; stupid; unfeeling; savage; cruel; brutal;
          barbarous; inhuman; ferocious; gross; carnal; sensual;
          bestial.
          [1913 Webster] -- Bru"tish*ly, adv. --
          Bru"tish*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  brutish
      adj 1: resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility;
             "beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a
             dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners"
             [syn: beastly, bestial, brute(a), brutish,
             brutal]

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