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BRUTE, adjective [Latin brutus, senseless, irrational.]

1. Senseless; unconscious; as the brute earth.

2. Irrational; ferine; as a brute beast.

3. Bestial; in common with beasts; as brute violence.

4. Rough; uncivilized; insensible; as a brute philosopher.

BRUTE, noun A beast; any animal destitute of reason, and of course the word comprehends all animals except man, but is applied mostly to the larger beasts.

1. A brutal person; a savage in heart or manners; a low bred, unfeeling man.

BRUTE, verb transitive for bruit, to report. [Not used.]