cruel cruel  /ˈkru əl/


  • (adj) (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering


  1. But the economic downturn and the near-collapse of Wall Street has made Gawker's snarky worldview seem not only cruel but pointless.
  2. She shelters women whose families want to murder themonly because they deserted cruel husbands.
  3. It is uniquely cruel to the people who must face such decisions to be told that they must avoid them lest Uncle Barack march them off to the gallows.


  1. Rachel Uchitel Responds to Matt Hahn's "Cruel and Inhumane Treatment" Claim

    Rachel Uchitel's rep says Matt Hahn's "cruel and inhumane" treatment claim is "false and defamatory." Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty
    on June 13, 2013     Source: US Weekly

  2. Rachel Uchitel ‘Cruel, Inhumane’ Divorce Allegations Spinning Around

    Rachel Uchitel and Matt Hahn are divorcing, and the nasty rumors are already flying around. The brief 18 month old marriage between the woman who rose to fame by sleeping with top golfer Tiger Woods and former Penn State football player Matt Hahn seems to be over. According to TMZ, Matt Hahn filed for divorce [...] Rachel Uchitel ‘Cruel, Inhumane’ Divorce Allegations Spinning Around is a post ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  3. Texas students to seek federal help to soften 'cruel' truancy policies

    By Stephanie Simon (Reuters) - Several students from northeast Texas said they plan to file a federal complaint on Wednesday accusing their school districts of cruel and unusual punishment by prosecuting them in criminal court for missing school or being late for class. The civil rights complaint, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters, is directed at school districts in Dallas and three other ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "Soccer can be a cruel game," Donovan said. "Sometimes you're at the top and sometimes you are at the bottom of the mountain."
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Donovan Source: IndyPosted

  2. "I'm still recovering from that moment, and I have absolutely no idea what happened after that," Swinton said. "So, you know, you can tell me my dress fell off and I'd believe you, so don't be cruel."
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: Tilda Swinton Source: ABC News

  3. "Those were taken out of context and that's cruel," Palin said. "It's mean-spirited. It's immature. It's unprofessional and those guys are jerks if they came away with it, taking things out of context, and then tried to spread something on...
    on Nov 7, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: CNN International

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