cruelly


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cru·el

 (kro͞o′əl)
adj. cru·el·er, cru·el·est or cru·el·ler or cru·el·lest
1. Disposed to inflict pain or suffering: a cruel tyrant.
2. Causing or characterized by severe pain, suffering, or distress: cruel treatment; a cruel remark.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin crūdēlis; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots.]

cru′el·ly adv.
cru′el·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.cruelly - excessively; "a cruelly bitter winter"
2.cruelly - with cruelty; "he treated his students cruelly"

cruelly

adverb
2. bitterly, deeply, severely, mortally, painfully, ruthlessly, mercilessly, grievously, pitilessly, traumatically His life has been cruelly shattered by an event not of his own making.
Translations
بِقَسْوه
krutěsurově
forfærdeligtgrusomt
kegyetlenül
grimmdarlega
okrutno
insafsızcazalimce

cruelly

[ˈkrʊəlɪ] ADVcruelmente

cruelly

[ˈkruːəli] adv
[treat, exploit] → cruellement
(= distressingly) → cruellement

cruelly

adv (+vb) → grausam; (+adj) → auf grausame Art

cruelly

[ˈkrʊəlɪ] advcrudelmente

cruel

(ˈkruːəl) adjective
1. pleased at causing pain; merciless. He was cruel to his dog.
2. causing distress. a cruel disappointment.
ˈcruelly adverb
ˈcruelty noun
References in classic literature ?
He thought Almighty God had dealt cruelly and unjustly with him; and felt, somehow, that he was paying Him back in kind when he stabbed thus into his wife's soul.
He had just fancied they were cruelly deserted by their scout, as a stream of flame issued from the rock beneath them, and a fierce yell, blended with a shriek of agony, announced that the messenger of death sent from the fatal weapon of Hawkeye, had found a victim.
I felt my whole spirit set against him, and I began to kick, and plunge, and rear as I had never done before, and we had a regular fight; for a long time he stuck to the saddle and punished me cruelly with his whip and spurs, but my blood was thoroughly up, and I cared for nothing he could do if only I could get him off.
But I lost the thread there, and dozed off to slumber, thinking about what a pity it was that men with such superb strength -- strength enabling them to stand up cased in cruelly burdensome iron and drenched with perspiration, and hack and batter and bang each other for six hours on a stretch -- should not have been born at a time when they could put it to some useful purpose.
They keep cruelly late and early hours, for such noisy folk.
But he got through safely, though cruelly scared, and got a fine round of applause when he made his manufactured bow and retired.
The experience of FREDERICK DOUGLASS, as a slave, was not a peculiar one; his lot was not especially a hard one; his case may be regarded as a very fair specimen of the treatment of slaves in Maryland, in which State it is conceded that they are better fed and less cruelly treated than in Georgia, Alabama, or Louisiana.
Elinor, I have been cruelly used; but not by Willoughby.
I remember being in the parlour after they had quarrelled, and Edgar being cruelly provoking, and me running into this room desperate.
Every fine straight line in the clear whiteness of his face, was cruelly, craftily, and closely compressed, while he stood looking quietly at his nephew, with his snuff-box in his hand.
There is something strange to me, even now, in the reflection that he never saw me; and something stranger yet in the shadowy remembrance that I have of my first childish associations with his white grave-stone in the churchyard, and of the indefinable compassion I used to feel for it lying out alone there in the dark night, when our little parlour was warm and bright with fire and candle, and the doors of our house were - almost cruelly, it seemed to me sometimes - bolted and locked against it.
Silas knelt with his brethren, relying on his own innocence being certified by immediate divine interference, but feeling that there was sorrow and mourning behind for him even then--that his trust in man had been cruelly bruised.