What does Cruel mean?

Definitions for Cruel
ˈkru əlCru·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, viciousadjective

    (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"

Wiktionary

  1. cruelverb

    To spoil or ruin (one's chance of success)

  2. crueladjective

    Not nice; mean; heartless.

    The supervisor was very cruel to Josh, as he would always give Josh the hardest, most degrading work he could find.

  3. crueladjective

    Cool; awesome; neat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cruelnoun

    see Crewel

    Etymology: [F. cruel, fr. L. crudelis, fr. crudus. See Crude.]

  2. Crueladjective

    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

    Etymology: [F. cruel, fr. L. crudelis, fr. crudus. See Crude.]

  3. Crueladjective

    causing, or fitted to cause, pain, grief, or misery

    Etymology: [F. cruel, fr. L. crudelis, fr. crudus. See Crude.]

  4. Crueladjective

    attended with cruetly; painful; harsh

    Etymology: [F. cruel, fr. L. crudelis, fr. crudus. See Crude.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cruel

    krōō′el, adj. disposed to inflict pain, or pleased at suffering: void of pity, merciless, savage: severe.—adj. Cru′el-heart′ed, delighting in cruelty: hard-hearted: unrelenting.—adv. Cru′elly.—ns. Cru′elness (obs.); Cru′elty. [Fr. cruel—L. crudelis.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Cruel' in Adjectives Frequency: #780

Anagrams for Cruel »

  1. lucre

  2. ulcer

How to pronounce Cruel?

  1. Alex
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cruel in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cruel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Cruel in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Smoke:

    The industry is facing the potential for a cruel summer for automotive sales.

  2. Ahmed Moosa:

    If the Bible is inspired, then it should be a book that no man - no number of men - could produce. It should contain the perfection of philosophy. It should perfectly accord with every fact in nature. There should be no mistakes in astronomy, geology, or as to any subject or science. Its morality should be the highest, the purest. Its laws and regulations for the control of conduct should be just, wise, perfect, and perfectly adapted to the accomplishment of the ends desired. It should contain nothing calculated to make man cruel, revengeful, vindictive or infamous. It should be filled with intelligence, justice, purity, honesty, mercy, and the spirit of liberty. It should be opposed to strife and war, to slavery and lust, to ignorance, credulity, and superstition. It should develop the brain and civilise the heart. It should satisfy the heart and brain of the best and wisest. It should be true”. “Does the Bible satisfy this standard?” Robert G. Ingersoll, renowned Bible Scholar, in his book, “Lectures and Essays”.

  3. CLIFFORD VILLALON:

    Do not turn your back on those who have misjudged you for no good reasons. If you cannot love them back for being so cruel and mean, send them a note of gratitude to let them feel your expression of humility.

  4. Jerry Coen:

    The guards were so cruel, once one of them got mad and took my hearing aid and crushed it.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    True love/compassion/sympathy is ever required of you/everyone in order to make the world a better place. Oh! Yes, anyone who lacks any of the above virtues is just cruel/inhumane. You can say I said so.

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