What is another word for cruel?

817 synonyms found


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Synonyms for Cruel:

bloody-minded (adjective)
  • bloodyminded.
brutal (adjective) destructive (adjective) diabolical (adjective) eastern poison oak (adjective) flinty (adjective) hard (adjective) hard-fought (adjective) hardened (adjective) murderous (adjective) painful (adjective) pitiless (adjective) severe (adjective) soulless (adjective) unrelenting (adjective) beastly (adverb) eastern poison oak (adverb) barbarian beastly eastern poison oak flinty murderous Other synonyms: severe

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Rhymes for Cruel:

  1. stool, boole, buhl, fool, drool, tool, jewel, mule, boule, joule, pool, school, spool, cool, thule, yule, rule;
  2. preschool, misrule, duel, dual, fuel, uncool, retool;
  3. renewal, supercool, istanbul, accrual;

Quotes for Cruel:

  1. In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority. Edmund Burke.
  2. Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion. He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a domestic policy that is cynical, myopic and cruel Joe Klein.
  3. There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure, but of futility. The legislative process has become a cruel shell game and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze, inefficient, incomprehensible, and inaccessible. Elliot Richardson.

Idioms of Cruel:

  1. You have to be cruel to be kind.;
  2. be cruel to be kind;