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Definition of Cruel

Cruel

  1. See Crewel.
  2. Disposed to give pain to others; willing or pleased to hurt, torment, or afflict; destitute of sympathetic kindness and pity; savage; inhuman; hard-hearted; merciless.
  3. Causing, or fitted to cause, pain, grief, or misery.
  4. Attended with cruetly; painful; harsh.

Cruel Quotations

Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. - Leo Buscaglia
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
Leo Buscaglia

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
Benjamin Britten

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Immanuel Kant

The death penalty is ineffective as a deterrent, and the appeals process is expensive and cruel to the surviving family members.
Martin O'Malley

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Cruel Translations

cruel in Afrikaans is wreedaardig
cruel in Danish is grusom
cruel in Dutch is wreed, barbaars, wreedaardig
cruel in Finnish is julma
cruel in French is cruel
cruel in German is grausam
cruel in Italian is crudele
cruel in Latin is crudelis, atrox, inhumanus, ferreus
cruel in Norwegian is grusom
cruel in Spanish is cruel
cruel in Swedish is grym
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