adjective, cru·el·er, cru·el·est.
- cruel and unusual punishment,
- cruel to be kind,
Origin of cruel
Examples from the Web for uncruel
She said it without change of tone or expression, with the same happy smile curling up the corners of her uncruel mouth.The Kingdom Round the Corner|Coningsby Dawson
Word Origin for cruel
early 13c., from Old French cruel (12c.), earlier crudel, from Latin crudelis "rude, unfeeling; cruel, hard-hearted," related to crudus "rough, raw, bloody" (see crude). Related: Cruelly.