Cruel

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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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'Cruel' example sentence in quotations


* 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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Cruel Sample Sentences in News


  • Three teens involved in cruel Ice Bucket challenge prank turn themselves in
    Bay Village Police confirmed that three teens wanted in the cruel ice bucket challenge turned themselves in. Read more on this news related to 'Cruel'
  • Cruel nanny is caught on camera abusing abusing one-year-old twins
    Dana Cash, 34, from Yucaipa, Los Angeles was hired as a nanny by a mother, who does not want to be named. The mom said that she checked her records before she put her in charge of her kids. Read more on this news related to 'Cruel'
  • Saints learn cruel lesson - Wood
    Flanker Tom Wood says Northampton have learned a "cruel lesson" in missing out on a losing bonus point against Racing Metro. Read more on this news related to 'Cruel'

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