brutality etymology

English word brutality comes from English brutal, English -ity

Detailed word origin of brutality

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
brutal English (eng) (music, figuratively) In extreme metal, to describe the speed of the music and the density of riffs.. Savagely violent, vicious, ruthless, or cruel. Crude or unfeeling in manner or speech.. Disagreeably precise or penetrating. Harsh; unrelenting.
-ity English (eng) Used to form a noun from an adjective; especially, to form the noun referring to the state, property, or quality of conforming to the adjective's description.. Used to form other nouns, especially abstract nouns.
brutality English (eng) A cruel or savage act.. The state of being brutal.. The use of excessive physical force, often in the form of violence.

Words with the same origin as brutality

Descendants of -ity
capability complexity confidentiality creativity disability electricity homosexuality intensity maturity mentality nationality nudity sensitivity sexuality