What does the word cruel mean?

Usage examples for cruel

  1. France must know how cruel she is to take our men from us." – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  2. She must have been a cruel girl. – Indian Summer by 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 by Flora Annie Steel