cruel

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  • adj., -el·er or -el·ler, -el·est or -el·lest.
    1. Disposed to inflict pain or suffering.
    2. Causing suffering; painful.

    [Middle English, from Old French, from Latin crūdēlis.]

    cruelly cru'el·ly adv.
    cruelness cru'el·ness n.

    SYNONYMS  cruel, fierce, ferocious, barbarous, inhuman, savage, vicious. These adjectives mean predisposed to inflict violence, pain, or hardship, or to find satisfaction in the suffering of others: a cruel tyrant; a fierce warrior; a ferocious attack dog; a barbarous crime; inhuman treatment of captured soldiers; a savage outburst of temper; a vicious kick.


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