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cruel

adjective
 
 
/ˈkruː.əl/ /krʊəl/ (crueller, cruellest or crueler, cruelest)
extremely unkind and unpleasant and causing pain to people or animals intentionally
殘忍的;殘酷的;刻毒傷人的
Don't tease him about his weight - it's cruel.
別拿他的體重開玩笑——這樣太刻薄了。
Children can be very cruel to each other.
小孩相互之間會很殘忍。
Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
causing suffering
令人痛苦的
His death was a cruel blow.
他的死是個無情的打擊。
Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
cruelly
 
 
/ˈkruː.ə.li/ /ˈkrʊəl.i/ adverb
in a cruel way
殘酷地;殘忍地
Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
Translations of “cruel”
in Korean 잔인한…
in Arabic وَحْشي…
in French cruel (envers), cruel…
in Italian crudele…
in Russian жестокий…
in Turkish vicdansız, acımasız, zalim…
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…
(Definition of cruel from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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