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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" redirects here. For other uses, see Cruel (disambiguation). Cruelty is indifference to suffering, and even pleasure in inflicting it. Sadism
  • 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
  • The Cruel Sea: The Cruel Sea or Cruel Sea may refer to: The Cruel Sea (novel), a 1951 war novel by Nicholas Monsarrat The Cruel Sea (1953 film), a 1953 war film made
  • 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 Summer (song): "Cruel Summer" is a pop song written and originally performed by British female group Bananarama. The song was a top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart in
  • Cruel (disambiguation): be cruel is to cause, be indifferent to or take pleasure from suffering. Cruel may also refer to: Cruel (solitaire), a solitaire card game “Cruel” (Dane
  • 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
  • Cruel Hand: Cruel Hand is an American hardcore punk band from Portland, Maine that formed in 2006. As of 2013, Cruel Hand has released four full-length albums: Without
  • Cruel Intentions: about the first film in a series. For other uses, see Cruel Intentions (disambiguation). Cruel Intentions is a 1999 American teen drama film starring
  • Goodbye Cruel World: Goodbye Cruel World may refer to: Goodbye Cruel World (Elvis Costello album), an album by Elvis Costello and the Attractions Goodbye Cruel World (Custard

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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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