Gruelling vs Brutal - What's the difference?

gruelling | brutal | Synonyms |

Gruelling is a synonym of brutal.


As adjectives the difference between gruelling and brutal

is that gruelling is so difficult or taxing as to make one exhausted; backbreaking while brutal is (senseid)savagely violent, vicious, ruthless, or cruel.

gruelling

English

Alternative forms

* grueling

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • So difficult or taxing as to make one exhausted; backbreaking.
  • Synonyms

    * (so difficult or taxing as to make one exhausted) backbreaking, exhausting

    brutal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (senseid)Savagely violent, vicious, ruthless, or cruel
  • Crude or unfeeling in manner or speech.
  • Harsh; unrelenting
  • Disagreeably precise or penetrating
  • (music, figuratively) In extreme metal, to describe the speed of the music and the density of riffs.
  • Synonyms

    * barbaric * cold-blooded * savage * vicious

    Antonyms

    * gentle * kind