Brutal and Harsh


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Brutal adjective – Difficult to endure.
Usage example: brutal hard labor in the hot sun

Harsh is a synonym for brutal in cruel topic. In some cases you can use "Harsh" instead an adjective "Brutal", when it comes to topics like character trait, comfort, coarse, ignorant. popular alternative
Nearby Words: brutish, brute, brutalize, brutality, brutally
Synonyms for Brutal


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Harsh adjective – Difficult to endure.
Usage example: harsh conditions in the refugee camp

Brutal is a synonym for harsh in cruel topic. You can use "Brutal" instead an adjective "Harsh", if it concerns topics such as comfort, coarse, ignorant, barbarian. popular alternative
Nearby Words: harshness, harshly
Synonyms for Harsh

Things that words describes

manner brutal manner harsh manner
life brutal life harsh life
style brutal style harsh style
speech brutal speech harsh speech
Other nouns: treatment, training, nature, place, system, way, example, world, rule, discipline, punishment, version, deconstruction, winter, methods, punishments.

Both words in one sentence

  • Literature / Bloodlines (Magic: The Gathering) He goes from the sterile, cloistered environment of Tolaria to the harsh and brutal lands of Keld.
  • Barbarian Tribe The Grounders from The 100 fit this trope, though the more technologically advanced Sky People and Mountain Men are often shown being just as harsh and brutal.
  • A few small outposts have been set up within the solar system, but they are harsh and brutal.
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