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Cruel meaning

cruel - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. used of circumstances ( especially weather) that cause suffering; " brutal weather"; " northern winters can be cruel"; " a cruel world"; " a harsh climate"; " a rigorous climate"; " unkind winters"
  2. 2. See Crewel.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Causing, or fitted to cause, pain, grief, or misery.
  5. 5. Attended with cruetly; painful; harsh.
  6. 6. Disposed to inflict pain; void of pity; severe.

cruel - examples of usage

  1. And, my 'ead simply cruel! - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. Oh, it was cruel! - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  3. What a cruel thing to happen to me. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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