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cru·el

cruel

 
 
pronunciation:
krul [or] kru l
part of speech: adjective
inflections: crueler, cruelest
definition 1: willing to cause pain or suffering; showing no mercy.
The country's cruel leader did nothing to prevent the people from starving.
synonyms:
brutal, savage, vicious
antonyms:
humane
similar words:
ferocious, fierce, malicious, mean, ruthless
definition 2: causing pain or suffering.
The cruel wind blew through the cracks of the cottage walls.
synonyms:
fierce
similar words:
bitter, brutal, ferocious, grim, harsh, intense, savage, severe, violent
derivations: cruelly (adv.), cruelness (n.)