Synonyms and Antonyms of cruel
- a cruel dictator who imprisoned anyone who dared to speak out against him
- Cruel and unusual punishments are forbidden by the U.S. Constitution.
red in tooth and claw
- the cruel climate of the Arctic
- the cruel situation of being orphaned at an early age
- My cat seems cruel when she catches a mouse, but it's her nature.
Synonym Discussion of cruel
- fierce warriors
- a ferocious dog
- barbarous treatment of prisoners
- a savage criminal
- the cruel jokes of schoolboys
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