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crueladjective

uk   us   /ˈkruː.əl/ /krʊəl/ (crueller, cruellest or crueler, cruelest)
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   us   /-i/
B2 in a cruel way
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