Brutal vs Cowardly - What's the difference?

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Brutal is a related term of cowardly.


As adjectives the difference between brutal and cowardly

is that brutal is (senseid)savagely violent, vicious, ruthless, or cruel while cowardly is showing cowardice; lacking in courage; basely or weakly fearful.

As an adverb cowardly is

in the manner of a coward.

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

    cowardly

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In the manner of a coward.
  • * , Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.48:
  • I love to follow them, but not so cowardly , as my life remaine thereby in subjection.

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Showing cowardice; lacking in courage; basely or weakly fearful.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The cowardly rascals that ran from the battle.
  • * Burke
  • The cowardly rashness of those who dare not look danger in the face.