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Japanese translation of “cruel”

cruel

adjective   /ˈkruː·əl/
B1 very unkind , or causing people or animals to suffer
無慈悲な
a cruel joke Many people think hunting is cruel to animals .
cruelly /ˈkruː·əl·li/ adverb
無慈悲に
They treated her cruelly.
(Definition of cruel adjective from the Cambridge English-Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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