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  Definition of cruel
  1. 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"
  2. lacking or showing kindness or compassion or mercy
  3. (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"
  4. (of weapons or instruments) causing suffering and pain; "brutal instruments of torture"; "cruel weapons of war"
Similar Words: brutal, harsh, rigorous, unkind, barbarous, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious

 

Anagrams: lucre, ulcer

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: wreedaardig   Albanian: mizor  
Arabic: قاسي   Armenian: անգութ  
Bulgarian: жесток   Chinese:  
Croatian: nečovječan   Danish: grusom  
Dutch: wreed   Esperanto: kruela  
Estonian: julm   Finnish: julma  
French: cruel   Frisian: wreed  
Georgian: სასტიკი   German: grausam  
Greek: σκληρός   Hebrew: אַכְזָרִי  
Hindi: nirdayi   Hungarian: kegyetlen  
Indonesian: kejam   Irish: cruálach  
Italian: crudele   Japanese: 残酷  
Korean: 잔인한   Kurdish: zalim  
Latin: crudelis   Latvian: nežēlīgs  
Lithuanian: laukinis   Malay: kejam  
Norwegian: grusom   Persian: ﻡﺤﺭﻴﺒ  
Polish: okrutny   Portuguese: cruel  
Romanian: crud   Russian: жестокий  
Serbian: нечовечан   Slovak: krutá  
Slovenian: krut   Spanish: cruel  
Swahili: dhalimu   Swedish: grym  
Tagalog: malupit   Telugu: క్రూరమైన  
Thai: ซึ่งก่อให้เกิดความเจ็บปวด   Turkish: zalim  
Ukrainian: жорстокий   Vietnamese: độc ác  
Welsh: creulon   Yiddish: groysam  
 
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