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crueladjective

 us   /ˈkru·əl/
extremely unkind and intentionally causing pain: Her classmates made some cruel remarks. Is the death penalty cruel and unusual punishment? I think it’s cruel to put a dog in a cage.
cruelly
adverb  us   /ˈkru·ə·li/
She treated him cruelly before the divorce.
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