Adjective "Cruel" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Cruel


    Definition:

    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.

    Examples:

    "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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