Brutality

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Negative EmotionsPlay
Brutality conveys strong negative feelings and is seen as very harsh. SlideThe brutality seen in the war left many feeling horrified.
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Shock FactorPlay
Use 'brutality' to express shock or disbelief about extreme cruelty. SlideThe documentary exposed the brutality of illegal dog fights.
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Often used in news reports about crimes or social injustices. SlideHeadlines decried the brutality used by the regime against protesters.