adjective, cru·el·er, cru·el·est.
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Chronic starvation, overwork, disease, and freezing temperatures were as effective as the bullet, only slower and crueler.Norman Manea Survived the Nazis and the Communists and Lived to Write About It|Costica Bradatan|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the women got bolder, the times—or at least the men trying to outdo the times—got crueler.
No crueler knight there was in all of Christendom yet was he gentle minded in his love for his fair lady.In the Court of King Arthur|Samuel Lowe
It was cruel--no crueler fate had ever fallen to a man's lot--but honor obliged him to act as he did.Wife in Name Only|Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
Think what a stab; crueler than daggers through one's heart: "Crebillon?"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVI. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
"Put his dust in his pocket," cried one, crueler than the rest.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
No deadlier or crueler weapon can be used against a man than that same charge as to his sanity.The Grain Of Dust|David Graham Phillips