CRUEL

cruel

1. used of circumstances (especially weather) that cause suffering; "brutal weather"; "northern winters can be cruel"; "a cruel world"; "a harsh climate"; "a rigorous climate"; "unkind winters"

2. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin''s roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"

3. lacking or showing kindness or compassion or mercy

4. (of weapons or instruments) causing suffering and pain; "brutal instruments of torture"; "cruel weapons of war"

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