1. cruel

adjective. ['ˈkruːəl, ˈkruːl'] (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering.


  • brutal
  • inhumane
  • roughshod
  • fell
  • savage
  • vicious


  • civilized
  • mild
  • indirect
  • inhumaneness

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Rhymes with Cruel

  • apostolopoul
  • istanbul
  • bellefeuille
  • supercool
  • preschool
  • home-school
  • rantoul
  • misrule
  • dzhambul
  • drogoul
  • vipul
  • uncool
  • spruill
  • spruiell
  • spruell
  • sproull
  • sproule
  • ruhul
  • retool
  • rahul
  • nepool
  • mccool
  • makhoul
  • abdul
  • stool
  • spool
  • school
  • raul
  • raoul
  • o'toole

How do you pronounce cruel?

Pronounce cruel as kruəl.

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Sentences with cruel

1. Noun, singular or mass
Failure to appreciate employees, on the other hand, can make a company look exploitative and cruel.

2. Adjective
The rulers are often very cruel to and demanding of their subjects.

3. Verb, past participle
Kids can be cruel.

Quotes about cruel

1. I'll do humor about myself, I'll poke fun and everything, but that's me and I can do it to me. I think it's cruel to do it to somebody else.
- Delta Burke

2. If cats looked like frogs we'd realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That's what people remember.
- Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

3. You know, I'm Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other.
- Steve Irwin