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General dictionaries General (34 matching dictionaries)
  1. cruel: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. cruel: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. cruel: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. cruel: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. cruel: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. cruel: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Cruel, cruel: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. cruel: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Cruel: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. cruel: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. cruel: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. cruel: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Cruel, cruel: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. cruel: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. cruel: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. cruel: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. cruel: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  18. Cruel (Foxes song), Cruel (Snakehips song), Cruel (The Veronicas song), Cruel (disambiguation), Cruel (solitaire), Cruel (song), Cruel: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. Cruel: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. cruel: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. cruel: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. cruel, cruel, cruel(le): AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. cruel: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. Cruel: E Cobham Brewer, The Reader's Handbook [home, info]
  25. cruel: All About Homonyms [home, info]
  26. Cruel: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) [home, info]
  27. cruel: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  28. cruel: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  29. cruel: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  30. cruel: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  31. cruel: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  32. cruel: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. cruel: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. cruel: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. cruel: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Cruel: Brilliant Dream Dictionary [home, info]
  2. cruel: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Cruel: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (cruel)

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

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Phrases that include cruel:   cruel and unusual punishment, cruel to be kind, cruel hearted, peter the cruel, cruel & unusual films, more...

Words similar to cruel:   unkind, barbarous, brutal, crueler, cruelest, crueller, cruellest, cruelly, cruelness, fell, harsh, mean, rigorous, roughshod, savage, vicious, beastly, fiendish, ironhanded, merciless, more...

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