(adjective, verb)


1. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

- cruel tortures

Similar word(s): inhumane, barbarous, brutal, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious

Sentences with cruel as an adjective:

- The supervisor was very cruel to Josh, as he would always give Josh the hardest, most degrading work he could find.


1. To spoil or ruin (one's chance of success)