1. willfully or knowingly causing pain or distress to others.
2. enjoying the pain or distress of others: the cruel spectators of the gladiatorial contests.
3. causing or marked by great pain or distress: a cruel remark; a cruel affliction.
4. rigid; stern; strict; unrelentingly severe.
"people can be cruel to people."
"people can be cruel to animals."
"worlds can be cruel to people."
"stories can be cruel in inaccuracies."
"stages can be cruel to victims."
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