barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious
Meaning: (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"
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fell, drop, strike_down, cut_down
Meaning: cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"