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

so intense as to cause extreme suffering

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

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FLASHBACK APRIL 9, 1975 FULHAM 1 BLUES 0 THEY say that to lose a semi-final is the cruellest thing in football.
TEVE Bruce has been in football long enough to Sknow it can be the cruellest of games.
Talking to a private news channel, she said for the first time ever in the history Badin witnessed the worst and the cruellest spate of downpours which wreaked havoc with the routine life and devastated a large area of the district as well.
Its 30 million digital inhabitants are ruled by duplicates of some of history's cruellest tyrants: Reinhard Heydrich, the architect of the Holocaust; Beria, Stalin's arch executioner; Torquemada, Spain's pitiless Inquisitor General; Robespierre, the face of the Reign of Terror.
Summary: Madrid - President of the Hispano-Moroccan Study Center Miguel Angel Puyol Garcia said that the kidnapping of Mustafa Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud is an evidence of the polisario's "toughest and cruellest tyranny".
ONLY the cruellest blaggard could feel anything but sympathy for Biffo as he walked out into the new Lansdowne Road stadium which is nearing completion.
Snaring is one of the cruellest forms of animal abuse and yet it is something that our nation of so-called animal lovers knows very little about," said the league's shooting campaigner Katy Roberts.
Israel wants to finish the Palestinians forever and I must say that the US is responsible for it and they are the cruellest government.
The row is about Namibia's annual cull of some 85,000 seal pups and 6,000 seal bulls between August and November, which is described as the cruellest seal hunt in the world with pups clubbed to death while they're still suckling.
Sir Sean was quoted in a US magazine in 1993 as saying: "To slap a woman is not the cruellest thing you can do to her.
Zema Abbey's last-minute goal, which denied them a merited replay, was the FA Cup at its cruellest.
The cruellest irony', writes Misty Bernall, was that Cassie would not have been at Columbine had her parents not pulled her out of another school, in order to rescue her from the sort of evils that drove the two young killers.
The seductive embrace of girls dissembling love in the riot of Carnival nights, escaping into the dawn, was the cruellest charade; at these rituals of youth, he felt betrayed by age.
He said: "This case has been a litany of incompetence, deliberate delay and the cruellest treatment of a bereaving family.