What's the meaning of brutal in this comment?
I just had some mild food poisoning on Tuesday into Wednesday, sh-t was brutal but it was pretty much cleared up after I slept.
According to most dictionaries, the word brutal has three senses. The following are definitions of brutal from Google definitions:
Savagely violent - a brutal murder
Punishingly hard or uncomfortable - the brutal winter wind
Without any attempt to disguise unpleasantness - the brutal honesty of his observations
Although definition #2 seems relevant, but based on the dictionaries I've looked up, its usage appears specifically applies to the weather. So how do you define brutal in this context?