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showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint

so intense as to cause extreme suffering

Synonyms for cruel

(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

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What could be crueler than to shun someone who has dedicated his life to actually doing what Jesus taught us to do?
Is it not crueler to ask others to kill animal on your behalf and give them some money, without even feeling any sense of guilt, gratitude and respect towards the animal and its creator?
The topics for English language competition were is nature crueler than human beings?
Warehousing criminals is far crueler, Moskos insists.
Jebel faces death more than once, discovering that there are much crueler villains in the world than even his learned history has prepared him for.
Jekyll and Hyde is the story of doctor Jekyll who drinks a potion, which creates a younger and crueler version of him, named Hyde.
When Lady Saren's cruel father imprisons her and her handmaiden for refusing his chosen suitor (an even crueler man) in favor of another, it takes them years to escape and hide.
In 1742, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, wrote: "There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
That should be cause for happiness, but he suffers from an increasing awareness of friends, relatives and neighbors whom he perceives as more deserving but who suffer far crueler fates.
Auto-da-fe': Cruel as the grave/you said of jealousy/that night you were even crueler,/when I came to you still/in the winding sheet.
Lust, anger and gluttony in this reckoning are thought warm hearted, bodily sins, proceeding as they do from physical passions; pride, greed, sloth and envy are cold-blooded, proceeding as they do from states of mind, and (with the exception of sloth) inherently crueler.
The crueler the war gets, the crueler the attacks get on anybody who doesn't salute or play the game," he said.