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Another word for cruel

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Adjective
  1. Showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint

    See also:

    kind

  2. So intense as to cause extreme suffering

    See also:

    kind

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Another word for cruel

Synonym Study

  • Ruthless implies a cruel and relentless disregard for the rights or welfare of others, while in pursuit of a goal
  • Pitiless implies a callous refusal to be moved or influenced by the suffering of those one has wronged
  • Inhuman stresses the complete absence of those qualities expected of a civilized human being, such as compassion, mercy, or benevolence
  • Brutal implies ruthless force or savage cruelty that is altogether unfeeling a brutal prison guard
  • Cruel implies indifference to the suffering of others or a disposition to inflict it on others cruel fate