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Definitions of cruel:
  • adjective:   lacking or showing kindness or compassion or mercy
  • adjective:   (of weapons or instruments) causing suffering and pain
    Example: "Cruel weapons of war"
  • adjective:   used of circumstances (especially weather) that cause suffering
    Example: "Northern winters can be cruel"
  • adjective:   (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    Example: "Cruel tortures"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #86398)

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