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Synonyms of cruel

Adjective


1. barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious, inhumane (vs. humane)

usage: (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"

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