Capable of producing great physical force.
Capable of withstanding great physical force.
fast moving water, wind, etc, which has a lot of power.
* , chapter=10
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong
, like the rector's face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.}}
Highly stimulating to the senses.
Having an offensive or intense odor or flavor.
Having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient.
(specifically) Having a high alcoholic content.
(grammar) Inflecting in a different manner than the one called weak, such as Germanic verbs which change vowels.
(military) Not easily subdued or taken.
(slang, US) Impressive, good.
Having a specified number of people or units.
(of a disease or symptom) (l) (very bad or intense)
* 2005 , Andrew Gaeddert, Healing Immune Disorders: Natural Defense-Building Solutions , North Atlantic Books,
(mathematics, logic) Having a wide range of logical consequences; widely applicable. (Often contrasted with a statement which it implies.)
- Physicians may diagnosis influenza by a throat culture or blood test, which may be important if you have a particularly strong flu, if your doctor suspects pneumonia or a bacterial infection.
* (capable of producing great physical force) forceful, powerful
* (capable of withstanding great physical force) durable, tough, sturdy
* ardent, determined, swith, unyielding, zealous
* (highly stimulating to the senses) extreme, intense
* (having an offensive or intense odor or flavor) rank
* (having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient) concentrated, potent
* (having a high alcoholic content) hard
* impregnable, inviolable, secure, unassailable, unattackable
* (capable of producing great physical force) forceless, weak
* (capable of withstanding great physical force) fragile
* (having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient) diluted, impotent, weak
* regular, weak
In a strong manner.
* (in a strong manner) forcefully, powerfully, vigorously, strongly
* (in a strong manner) forcelessly, powerlessly, weakly
* strong personality
* strong verb
Without reason or intelligence (of animals).
Characteristic of unthinking animals; senseless, unreasoning (of humans).
- a brute beast
Being unconnected with intelligence or thought; purely material, senseless.
- A creature not prone / And brute as other creatures, but endued / With sanctity of reason.
* Sir Walter Scott
- the brute''' earth; the '''brute powers of nature
Strong, blunt, and spontaneous.
- a great brute farmer from Liddesdale
Brutal; cruel; fierce; ferocious; savage; pitiless.
- I punched him with brute force.
- brute violence
* 1714 , (Bernard Mandeville), The Fable of the Bees :
* 1946 , (Bertrand Russell), History of Western Philosophy , I.17:
- they laid before them how unbecoming it was the Dignity of such sublime Creatures to be sollicitous about gratifying those Appetites, which they had in common with Brutes , and at the same time unmindful of those higher qualities that gave them the preeminence over all visible Beings.
A person with the characteristics of an unthinking animal; a coarse or brutal person.
- But if he lives badly, he will, in the next life, be a woman; if he (or she) persists in evil-doing, he (or she) will become a brute , and go on through transmigrations until at last reason conquers.
- One of them was a hulking brute of a man, heavily tattooed and with a hardened face that practically screamed "I just got out of jail."
(archaic, slang, UK, Cambridge University) One who has not yet matriculated.
- She was frankly disappointed. For some reason she had thought to discover a burglar of one or another accepted type—either a dashing cracksman in full-blown evening dress, lithe, polished, pantherish, or a common yegg, a red-eyed, unshaven burly brute in the rags and tatters of a tramp.
* brute force