ETYM Cf. French brutal. Related to Brute.
1. (Of circumstances; especially weather) Causing suffering; SYN. cruel, harsh, rigorous, unkind.
2. (Of weapons or instruments) Causing suffering and pain; SYN. cruel.
ETYM Old Eng. wantoun, contr. from wantowen; pref. wan- wanting, hence expressing negation + towen, p. p., AS. togen, p. p. of teón to draw, to educate, bring up; hence, properly, ill bred. Related to Tug.
Lewd, lascivious or immoral.