Pronunciation: (brOOt'l),[key] —adj. 1. savage; cruel; inhuman: a brutal attack on the village. 2. crude; coarse: brutal language. 3. harsh; ferocious: brutal criticism; brutal weather. 4. taxing, demanding, or exhausting: They're having a brutal time making ends meet. 5. irrational; unreasoning.
6. of or pertaining to lower animals.