Cruel

Definition of Cruel

Cru´el   Pronunciation: krų´ĕl
n.1.See Crewel.
a.1.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.
Behold a people cometh from the north country; . . . they are cruel and have no mercy.
- Jer. vi. 22,23.
2.Causing, or fitted to cause, pain, grief, or misery.
Cruel wars, wasting the earth.
- Milton.
Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath for it was cruel.
- Gen. xlix. 7.
3.Attended with cruetly; painful; harsh.
You have seen cruel proof of this man's strength.
- Shak.

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