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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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New Delhi [India], June 26 ( ANI ): The Congress on Tuesday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "a crueler dictator than Mughal emperor Aurangzeb."
Chosen as the lead in a new town production called Dorothy of Oz Coal Camp, it seemed to be the beginning to acceptance and maybe even happiness, but the world is cruel and mankind even crueler. The triumph of the play decayed into a Coal Miners version of "Carrie" culminating in a tragic and horrific moment that would change both Smiley and Lee, forever.
LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that nothing could be crueler to humanity than the act committed to an innocent child Tabassum Shahzad.
The only alternative is to let nature control our population for us, and nature's methods will be far crueler (disease, starvation and war).
But while that lack of sentimentality heightens the crueler aspects of the story, it also removes the joy inherent in much of Verdi's music.
What could be crueler than to shun someone who has dedicated his life to actually doing what Jesus taught us to do?
Which one is crueler? Killing and eating animals without even knowing that they existed, that they had a life and family which we terminated to survive, or making ourselves aware of these hard and bitter facts at least once a year?
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.
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.
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.