cruel ADJECTIVE (crueller, cruellest or crueler, cruelest) 1) disregarding or taking pleasure in the pain or suffering of others. 2) causing pain or suffering.
DERIVATIVES cruelly adverb.
ORIGIN Latin crudelis, related to crudus 'raw, rough' .

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  • cruelly — adv. Cruelly is used with these verbs: ↑dash, ↑deny, ↑expose, ↑mock, ↑murder, ↑slaughter …   Collocations dictionary

  • cruelly — adverb see cruel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cruelly — See cruel. * * * …   Universalium

  • cruelly — adverb In a cruel manner …   Wiktionary

  • cruelly — Synonyms and related words: abominably, agonizingly, atrociously, awfully, baldly, balefully, barbarously, bestially, bitterly, blatantly, brashly, brutally, brutishly, confoundedly, damnably, deadly, deathly, deucedly, devilishly, diabolically,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cruelly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. savagely, inhumanly, viciously; see brutally …   English dictionary for students

  • cruelly — adv. in a heartless manner, unkindly, brutally …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cruelly — cru·el·ly …   English syllables

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