What is the meaning of cruel?

adjective

  • Of persons or their actions. ( able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering)
    • usage: "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"
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APAWordNet. (2010). cruel. Retrieved December 12, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/cruel/definitions/1171715
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "cruel" http://smartdefine.org/cruel/definitions/1171715 (accessed December 12, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, cruel, Smart Define, viewed 12 December, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/cruel/definitions/1171715>.
MLAWordNet. "cruel" 23 October 2010. Web. 12 December 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/cruel/definitions/1171715>
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