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English definition of “cruel”

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
(Definition of cruel from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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