Cruel

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  • used of circumstances (especially weather) that cause suffering; "brutal weather"; "northern winters can be cruel"; "a cruel world"; "a harsh climate"; "a rigorous climate"; "unkind winters"
  • lacking or showing kindness or compassion or mercy
  • (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"
  • (of weapons or instruments) causing suffering and pain; "brutal instruments of torture"; "cruel weapons of war"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Cruel'


  • Cruelty: "Cruel" redirects here. For other uses, see Cruel (disambiguation). Cruelty is indifference to suffering, and even pleasure in inflicting it.[according
  • Cruel Summer: Cruel Summer may refer to: "Cruel Summer" (song), a song by English group Bananarama Cruel Summer (Ace of Base album), an album by Swedish group Ace of
  • Cruel and unusual punishment: Cruel and unusual punishment is a phrase describing punishment that is considered unacceptable due to the suffering, pain, or humiliation it inflicts
  • The Cruel Sea: The Cruel Sea or Cruel Sea may refer to: The Cruel Sea (novel), a 1951 novel by Nicholas Monsarrat The Cruel Sea (1953 film), a 1953 film made of the above
  • Cruel and unusual: Cruel and unusual is commonly used to describe certain controversial forms of physical punishment, for which see: Cruel and unusual punishment Cruel
  • Cruel Summer (song): "Cruel Summer" is a pop song written and originally performed by Bananarama that was a top ten hit in Britain in 1983. Singer Sara Dallin said the song
  • Cruel Summer (GOOD Music album): Cruel Summer is a compilation album by recording artists of American record label GOOD Music, released on September 14, 2012, by the label and Def Jam
  • Cruel Jaws: Cruel Jaws, also known as The Beast, is a 1995 American direct-to-video thriller film. The film stars Richard Dew and was directed by Italian filmmaker
  • Cruel Intentions (song): "Cruel Intentions" is the second physical single from Simian Mobile Disco's second album Temporary Pleasure. It was co-written by Beth Ditto, who also

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* There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same. - Norman Mailer

* Hence it is clear how much more cruel the pen is than the sword. - Robert Burton

* Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man. - Thomas Paine


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