What is another word for brutalize?

Pronunciation: [bɹˈuːtə͡lˌa͡ɪz] (IPA)

There are many synonyms for the word "brutalize", which means to treat someone or something with extreme cruelty or violence. Some common synonyms include: abuse, mistreat, harm, injure, damage, maim, and torment. Other synonyms include: savage, brutal, rugged, ferocious, pitiless, merciless, and cruel. These words all imply a level of violence or aggression, and suggest that the actions being taken are cruel or inhumane. Whether used in reference to human beings or animals, the word "brutalize" and its synonyms carry a strong negative connotation, implying that the actions being taken are unacceptable and inhumane.

Synonyms for Brutalize:

What are the hypernyms for Brutalize?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for brutalize?

Brutalize is a term that refers to causing physical or emotional harm to someone or something. It can also mean to treat harshly or with unnecessary force. Antonyms for brutalize include nurture, care for, support, protect, and cherish. These words represent the opposite of brutalize, as they connote positive and gentle treatment towards individuals, animals, or objects. To nurture means to foster growth and development, while caring for someone or something implies compassion and kindness. To support and protect means to offer help and ensure safety, while to cherish means to show love and appreciation. These antonyms demonstrate the importance of treating others with respect and kindness, rather than inflicting harm or violence.

Usage examples for Brutalize

Don't brutalize them by punishments and contempt because you discover that their primitive mental life duplicates the mental conditions of inferior animals.
"Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers"
Brisbane, Arthur
But there is something-a complaint that I wish to make against a man who is, and has been for years, doing all in his power to debauch and brutalize the Indians of the North.
"The Gun-Brand"
James B. Hendryx
We cannot degrade or brutalize our fellow-men, without degrading or brutalizing ourselves.
"Slavery and the Constitution"
William Ingersoll Bowditch

Famous quotes with Brutalize

  • Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the bible is filled, it would seem more consistent that we called it the word of a demon than the Word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.
    Thomas Paine
  • Whenever we read the obscene stories, voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and tortous executions, the unrelenting vindictivenes, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistant that we called it the word of a Demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind, and, for my part, I sincerly detest it as I detest everything that is cruel.
    Thomas Paine
  • Would the delicate ladies who devour sanguinary beef-steaks like to see their sons working as slaughtermen? If not, then they have no right to put this task upon some other woman's son. We have no right to impose upon a fellow-citizen work which we ourselves should decline to do. It may be said that we force no one to undertake this abominable means of livelihood; but that is a mere tergiversation, for in eating this horrible food we are making a demand that shall brutalize himself, that shall degrade himself below the level of humanity.
    Charles Webster Leadbeater
  • Tyrants of double powers, the soul that blind, To rob, to scourge, and brutalize mankind, Think not I come to croak with omen'd yell The dire damnations of your future hell, To bend a bigot or reform a knave, By op'ning all the scenes beyond the grave.
    Joel Barlow
  • My mother was convinced, and on this head I have retained her firm belief, that to kill animals for the purpose of feeding on their flesh is one of the most deplorable and shameful infirmities of the human state; that it is one of those curses cast upon man either by his fall, or by the obduracy of his own perversity. She believed, and I am of the same belief, that these habits of hard-heartedness towards the gentlest animals, our companions, our auxiliaries, our brethren in toil and even in affection here below; that these immolations, these sanguinary appetites, this sight of palpitating flesh, are calculated to brutalize the instincts of the heart and make them ferocious. She believed, and I am of the same belief, that this nurture, which is seemingly much more succulent and much more energetic, contains in itself active causes of irritation and putridity, which sour the blood and shorten the days of mankind. In support of these ideas of abstinence, she quoted the innumerable gentle and pious tribes of India who deny themselves all that has had life; and the strong and healthy races of the shepherds and even of the laboring classes of our fields.
    Alphonse de Lamartine

Related words: to brutalize, brutalizing, brutalizing someone, to be brutalized

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