Definition Of cruel


causing pain or suffering.

the winters are long, hard, and cruel

willfully causing pain or suffering to others, or feeling no concern about it.

people who are cruel to animals

Example Of cruel

  • "Fate is sometimes cruel , " she replied, her face in his neck, her voice muffled.

  • "Football can be cruel at times and the players were disappointed but we'll get over it.

  • A I think it's natural in the human spirit to be loving and kind but clearly humans can easily be incited to be evil and cruel .

  • After the death, staff at the home became intolerably cruel to her and made her life a living hell.

  • Although I am never actually intentionally cruel to my parents, there is one little jape I like to have at this time of year.

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