a cruel jokeMany peoplethinkhunting is cruel toanimals.Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badlyUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.
by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,