Repressive vs Brutal - What's the difference?

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Repressive is a related term of brutal.


As adjectives the difference between repressive and brutal

is that repressive is while brutal is (senseid)savagely violent, vicious, ruthless, or cruel.

repressive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Serving to repress or suppress; oppressive
  • * 1846 Allan Freer - The North British Review
  • Human law is indeed repressive', but ' repressive on moral principles comprehensively applied to the whole community, and commanding the approval of the moral sense of the governed
  • * 1989 Louis Henkin - Right V. Might
  • First, the classical rule forbids any unilateral right to use force to overthrow a regime on the sole grounds that it is repressive in character.

    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