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Cruel - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Cruel' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Cruel [ a.]
- Disposed to give pain to others; willing or pleased to hurt, torment, or afflict; destitute of sympathetic kindness and pity; savage; inhuman; hard-hearted; merciless.
- Causing, or fitted to cause, pain, grief, or misery.
- Attended with cruetly; painful; harsh.
2 . Cruel [ n.]
- See Crewel.

Meaning of 'Cruel' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . cruel [ s]
Meaning (1):
- (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
Example in sentence:
  • a barbarous crime;
  • a savage slap;
  • brutal beatings;
  • cruel tortures;
  • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks;
  • vicious kicks