brutal + -ly
brutally (comparative more brutally, superlative most brutally)
- In a brutal manner; viciously, barbarically.
1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
- From another point of view, it was a place without a soul. The well-to-do had hearts of stone; the rich were brutally bumptious; the Press, the Municipality, all the public men, were ridiculously, vaingloriously self-satisfied.
2011, Tom Fordyce, Rugby World Cup 2011: England 12-19 France:
- England's World Cup dreams fell apart under a French onslaught on a night when their shortcomings were brutally exposed at the quarter-final stage.