Brutal vs Manly - What's the difference?

brutal | manly |


As adjectives the difference between brutal and manly

is that brutal is (senseid)savagely violent, vicious, ruthless, or cruel while manly is having the characteristics of a man.

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

    manly

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Having the characteristics of a man.
  • Having qualities befitting a man; courageous, resolute, noble.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Let's briefly put on manly readiness.
  • * Dryden
  • Serene and manly , hardened to sustain / The load of life.
  • * 2001 , Thomas W. Smith, Revaluing Ethics: Aristotle's Dialectical Pedagogy (page 86)
  • Without a successful defense of one's city, none of the other virtues would be possible; manly courage seems to be a precondition for anything else worth achieving in life.

    Derived terms

    * manliness

    Antonyms

    * womanly