(kr"l), a. [F. cruel, fr. L. crudelis, fr. crudus. See Crude.] 1. Disposed to give pain to others; willing or pleased to hurt, torment, or afflict; destitute of sympathetic kindness and pity; savage; inhuman; hard-hearted; merciless.
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Behold a people cometh from the north country; . . . they are cruel and have no mercy.
Jer. vi. 22,23.
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2. Causing, or fitted to cause, pain, grief, or misery.
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Cruel wars, wasting the earth.
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Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath for it was cruel.
Gen. xlix. 7.
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3. Attended with cruetly; painful; harsh.
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You have seen cruel proof of this man's strength.
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