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One entry found for cruel.
Main Entry: cru·el
Pronunciation: primarystresskrü-schwal
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): cru·el·er or cru·el·ler; cru·el·est or cru·el·lest
1 : ready to hurt others : without humane feelings <a cruel ruler>
2 a : causing or helping to cause suffering <a cruel joke> b : having or showing no mercy <cruel punishment>
- cru·el·ly /primarystresskrü-schwa-lemacron/ adverb
- cru·el·ness noun

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