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Cruel Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • 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 ways of inflicting suffering may involve violence , but affirmative violence is not necessary for an act to be cruel. being cruel...
  • Cruel and unusual punishment: Cruel and unusual punishment is a phrase describing punishment that is considered unacceptable due to the suffering , pain , or ...
  • Cruelty to animals: In Colombia , there is little to no control over cruel behaviors against animals, and the government has proposed that bullfighting be ...
  • Cruel (song): "Cruel" is a pop rock track by New Zealand singer Dane Rumble "Cruel" is the third solo single by Rumble, which was released as a digital ...
  • Cruel (solitaire): Cruel is a video game for Microsoft Windows based on Perseverance , a solitaire card game. Cruel was published by Microsoft in 1990 as ...
  • Cruel Intentions: Cruel Intentions is a 1999 American drama film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar , Ryan Phillippe , Reese Witherspoon , and Selma Blair . ...

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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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