cruel

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkruːəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkruəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kro̅o̅əl)

Inflections of 'cruel' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
crueler
adj comparative
cruelest
adj superlative

cruel
WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Adjective: vicious
Synonyms:
vicious , ruthless , brutal, wicked , inhuman, inhumane, mean , evil , spiteful, malevolent, sadistic, depraved, vengeful, revengeful, sinful, degenerate, brutish, outrageous , tyrannical, gross , swinish, evil-minded, rancorous, rough , wild , bestial, ferocious, bloodthirsty, savage , fierce , monstrous, barbarous, barbaric, maleficent, ravening, fiendish, satanic, atrocious, debased, destructive, harmful , malignant, virulent, evilly disposed, pernicious, mischievous
Antonyms:
compassionate , kind , benevolent, tender , gentle , caring
Sense: Adjective: pitiless
Synonyms:
pitiless, callous , merciless, unpitying, unfeeling, unmerciful, coldblooded, heartless, unyielding, obdurate, unrelenting, remorseless, hardhearted, hard-hearted, inflexible, inclement, relentless , unsparing, grim , severe , harsh , unforgiving, stony, stern , unconcerned, dispassionate, iron-handed, torturous, murderous, without pity, giving no quarter, hard as nails, coldhearted, cold-hearted
Antonyms:
thoughtful , merciful, humane, forgiving, kindhearted, warmhearted, lenient , pitying, sympathetic

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