Part of speech:
The definition of cruel is someone or something that deliberately causes pain or suffering.
Not having the qualities considered normal to or for human beings; unfeeling, heartless, cruel, barbarous, etc.
Intense in activity or feeling; vigorous or ardent:
Of, like, or characteristic of barbarians; uncivilized; primitive
Barbarous or ignorant
(--- Now Rare) Not adulterated; genuine or pure
Of or like a barbarian
Characterized by simplicity or crudity; unsophisticated:
Extremely aggressive or violent:
Devoid of compassion or feeling; pitiless.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Huns.
Not polite; discourteous.
Lacking pity or compassion.
(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
The definition of outlandish is something bizarre or ridiculously out-of-the-ordinary.
Lacking polish or finesse:
Of or characteristic of a slave or slaves; specif.,
The definition of truculent is rude speech or writing or a cruel person who likes to fight.
Socially unpolished, uncultured, or unrefined.
Not having attained a high degree of skill:
The definition of polite is someone or something that exhibits consideration for others and socially acceptable behavior.
1822, T. Creevey, Reminiscences, 28 Jul:
Designed for or appealing to sophisticated people
Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement; humane, ethical, and reasonable:
(Biol.) Grown in a specially prepared medium
Based on a certain amount of experience or factual knowledge:
Not domesticated or cultivated; wild:
Not cultured or cultivated:
Malicious; spiteful; mean
Suggestive of or resembling a wolf.
Exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered.
Marked by brutal force:
Far from civilization
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