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cruel

adjective
 
 
/ˈkruːəl/ (crueller, cruellest, crueler, cruelest)
B1 extremely unkind, or causing people or animals to suffer: a cruel joke Many people think hunting is cruel to animals.Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badlyUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
cruelly adverb
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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