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brutalize

verb barbarize, be pitiless, be vicious to, be wicked to, brutify, bully, corrupt, decivilize, deform one's character, dehumanize, demoralize, hurt, injure, lead astray, make insensitive, make wicked, maltreat, mislead, molest, oppress, persecute, pervert, render evil, run down, seduce, teach wickedness
Associated concepts: assault, cruel and inhuman punishment
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The Government probably does not see a problem in the society's brutalization and this is why it did not put this in its unification priorities.
Speaking on this occasion Professor Aasim Sajjad Akhtar said that the academic community all over the country must be joined by all political and social forces in demanding an end to the brutalization of Balochistan.
The Libyan government's continued violation of human rights, brutalization of its people, and outrageous threats have rightly drawn the strong and broad condemnation of the international community,'' President Barack Obama said in a statement.
In a statement released by The White House, Obama said: "The Libyan government's continued violation of human rights, brutalization of its people, and outrageous threats have rightly drawn the strong and broad condemnation of the international community.
Monroe makes no attempt to give Jennifer a real backstory and Butler brings little to the table, reading as a cipher both before and after her brutalization, her zombie-like avenger just one small step removed from her city-girl sophisticate.
This timeless narrative of brutalization of human beings and suffering alludes to a world in conflict where political agendas have unleashed powers of evil.
The texts are loosely organized, often clustered by theme: the obsession with violent crime; the social sanction against illicit drugs as symptomatic of the colonization of inner space; the technology fetish; the brutalization of animals; the noble suicides of Van Gogh, Freud, and others; the increasingly desperate extremity of virtual sexuality.
Finally, I would have noted that the uniform historical consequence of colonial occupation is the brutalization of the occupier and the elaboration of a justificatory narrative that includes the dangerousness and barbarism of the dominated.
Barker's childhood of outrageous brutalization and jailhouse lock-ins is so severe that unlike Dexter he is unable to limit targets to only the guilty or even the questionably guilty.
Nottage has crafted a humanist expose about the brutalization of women's bodies during the decade-long conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Pablo Casals was no more complimentary, saying, it was "poison put to sound - a brutalization of both life and art".
soldiers into the quagmire of Afghanistan (next to Pakistan), kneejerk support of the Israeli military oppression, brutalization and colonization of the Palestinians and their shrinking lands, keeping soldiers and bases in Iraq, despite Obama's use of the word "withdrawal," and their desire to enlarge an already bloated, wasteful military budget which already consumes half of the federal government's operating expenses, please illuminate the crevices between them.