adjective, cru·el·er, cru·el·est.
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I think that kids are cruel and their cruelty sort of grows in scope and scale as their hormones start to shift.Why ‘The Craft: Legacy’ director decided to make a witch movie for woke teens|Helena Andrews-Dyer|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
It’s a cruel irony that the things that make a restaurant appealing are precisely what currently make it dangerous—the intimacy, the coziness, the groups of people deep in conversation, whiling away the hours over drinks and a meal.
The President said things about your late husband that were cruel.Elijah Cummings has a message for voters ‘from beyond the grave’|Nicole Goodkind|October 21, 2020|Fortune
Italy without its beloved calcetto—pickup soccer game—would have seemed a cruel and unusual punishment not long ago.As COVID cases spike in Europe, Italy stands out—but this time for doing things right|Bernhard Warner|October 15, 2020|Fortune
What’s most cruel to me about this is that we have a program we could update and help fix this, but we keep looking the other way.Why the “homework gap” is key to America’s digital divide|Tanya Basu|October 13, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Instead, he is cruelly jailed solely for the peaceful expression of his beliefs.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When she wore a black-and-white striped dress, the Internet cruelly compared her to a Killer Whale.Kim Kardashian Posts Revealing Post-Baby Instagram of Butt, Internet Goes Crazy|Marlow Stern|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The sunset was cruelly beautiful and as dusk deepened the Christmas lights on the firehouse grew grimly brighter.
Cruelly, Sandilands pressed on, asking, “Right, and is that the only sexual experience you had?”2Day FM: The Radio Station Behind the Tragic Kate Middleton Prank|Kevin Fallon|December 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Aerial bombardment, cruelly consoling as this was for Israelis at the start, has limits that quickly became all too obvious.
Thus stimulated, the increasing disaffection culminated in the rebellion of 1798, which was sternly and cruelly repressed.
My suspicions were cruelly unjust, but you have dispelled them.The Bastonnais|John Lesperance
Alas, how cruelly barbed and how skilfully directed—how fatally sent, was the shaft of inexorable fate!Captain Kyd (Vol 1 of 2)|Jonathon Holt Ingraham
I cannot see why Heaven ever chose to afflict me so cruelly.They Looked and Loved|Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
In years past they were cruelly hunted and killed, but are now protected and encouraged.Round the Wonderful World|G. E. Mitton