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cruellest, superlative; crueller, comparative; crueler, comparative; cruelest, superlative;
  1. Causing pain or suffering
    • - I can't stand people who are cruel to animals
  2. Having or showing a sadistic disregard for the pain or suffering of others
    • - the girl had a cruel face

  1. barbarous: (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"
  2. excessively; "a cruelly bitter winter"
  3. (cruelly) with cruelty; "he treated his students cruelly"
  4. (cruelness) cruelty: the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
  5. (cruelty) a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering
  6. (cruelty) feelings of extreme heartlessness
  7. Cruel is a solitaire card game played using a deck of 52 playing cards. Its arrangement and game play are almost like another solitaire card game Perseverance.
  8. "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 download single on November 23, 2009. ...
  9. Cruelty can be described as indifference to suffering, and even positive pleasure in inflicting it. If this is supported by a legal or social framework, then receives the name of perversion. Sadism can also be related to this form of action or concept.
  10. To spoil or ruin (one's chance of success); Not nice; mean; heartless; Cool; awesome; neat
  11. (Cruelty) Conscious action or inaction that may endanger life or cause serious health consequences to animals.
  12. (Cruelty) The intentional and malicious infliction of physical and/or mental suffering. Conduct by one spouse that makes the continuation of cohabitation intolerable for the other spouse. Mental or physical cruelty can establish grounds for divorce.
  13. (CRUELTY) A striking example of the cruelty of Muhammad's character occurs in a tradition given in the Sahihu 'l Bukhari (p. 1019). ...
  14. (CRUELTY) One can imagine it, rarely perform it.
  15. (CRUELTY) This word has different meanings, as it is applicd to different things. Cruelty may be, 1. From hushand towards the wife, or vice versa. 2. From superior towards inferior, 3. From master towards slave. 4. To animals. These will be separately considered.
  16. (Cruelty) In family law, the physical, verbal, emotional or mental abuse of one spouse by the other. See "Divorce, Grounds of."
  17. (Cruelty) To dream of cruelty being shown you, foretells you will have trouble and disappointment in some dealings. If it is shown to others, there will be a disagreeable task set for others by you, which will contribute to you own loss.
  18. (Cruelty) is a sin, the disposition to inflict pain or suffering.
  19. (cruelty) actions that causes pain or sadness
  20. Cruels are short, hairy, ugly creatures. There are very few of them left. They have extraordinarily long teeth which they use for biting, and enjoy torturing their victims. They are cowards, though, when facing anyone stronger than they are.
  21. Pain, death, loss, sickness, terror, hate, desolation, war and even time itself are the seeming cruel concomitants of this world. And therefore God, too, is very cruel if we believe He created this world of pain, death and misery. ...
  22. and unusual punishment includes torture, deliberately degrading punishment, or punishment that is too severe for the crime committed.