Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Disposed to inflict suffering; pitiless; unreasonably severe; harsh; distressing.

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Usage examples "cruel":

  1. France must know how cruel she is to take our men from us." - "The Maids of Paradise", Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers.
  2. She must have been a cruel girl. - "Indian Summer", William D. Howells.
  3. Head- nurse said so; and if cruel Uncle Kumran is to get me, Dearest- Lady won't come back. - "The Adventures of Akbar", Flora Annie Steel.