brutal, brute

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William Hupy
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brutal, brute

Postby William Hupy » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:58 am

I was surprised to learn that these have a Latin origin - brutus. I was not surprised that it meant dull, stupid, heavy.
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Re: brutal, brute

Postby Perry Lassiter » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:33 pm

The connotation to me is more strength used for a bad end. A brute is a bully on steroids.

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