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cruel

adjective uk   /ˈkruː.əl/ /krʊəl/ (crueller, cruellest or crueler, cruelest) us  
B1 extremely unkind and unpleasant and causing pain to people or animals intentionally: Don't tease him about his weight - it's cruel. Children can be very cruel to each other. causing suffering: His death was a cruel blow.
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cruelly
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
B2 in a cruel way
Translations of “cruel”
in Korean 잔인한…
in Arabic وَحْشي…
in French cruel (envers), cruel…
in Turkish vicdansız, acımasız, zalim…
in Italian crudele…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殘忍的, 殘酷的, 刻毒傷人的…
in Russian жестокий…
in Polish okrutny…
in Spanish cruel…
in Portuguese cruel…
in German grausam, unbarmherzig…
in Catalan cruel…
in Japanese 無慈悲な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 残忍的, 残酷的, 刻毒伤人的…
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