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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.
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Adv.1.cruelly - excessively; "a cruelly bitter winter"
2.cruelly - with cruelty; "he treated his students cruelly"
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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.
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Translations
بِقَسْوه
krutěsurově
forfærdeligtgrusomt
kegyetlenül
grimmdarlega
okrutno
insafsızcazalimce

cruelly

[ˈkrʊəlɪ] ADVcruelmente
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cruelly

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

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

[ˈkrʊəlɪ] advcrudelmente
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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
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References in classic literature ?
I have been too cruelly used in my own country to wish to go back to it, even if I could.
When the rebellion of An Lu-shan broke out, he returned to his native place, where he was cruelly murdered by the censor Lu Ch`in-hsiao.
Cruelly as he has behaved, he has still that claim upon me.
Indeed, Miss Western, I have used him cruelly Indeed I have."--Here the good man wiped his eyes, and after a short pause proceeded--"I never shall be able to reward him for his sufferings without your assistance.
"As white as La Blanche's," he returned cruelly; and went away leaving her alone with their child.
"If you were not my husband," she said cruelly, "You would have heard it before now.
Only one member of the assembly in the smoking-room took the part of this much-abused woman, and declared that her character had been most cruelly and most unjustly assailed.
One night, among others, they heated so cruelly his virgin and priestly blood, that he bit his pillow, leaped from his bed, flung on a surplice over his shirt, and left his cell, lamp in hand, half naked, wild, his eyes aflame.
The cannon balls flew just as swiftly and cruelly from both sides, crushing human bodies, and that terrible work which was not done by the will of a man but at the will of Him who governs men and worlds continued.
He would have been spared, and she would have been spared, the shock that had so cruelly assailed them both.
If the slightest hint reached him of her having been associated, no matter how cruelly and unjustly, with a suspicion of theft, the marriage would be broken off, and the result to herself and to everybody connected with her, would be disgrace for the rest of our lives."
Evenings during the week he took her to see plays in which the brain-clutching heroine was rescued from the palatial home of her guardian, who is cruelly after her bonds, by the hero with the beautiful sentiments.