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cruelest


 
  Overview  of  adj  cruel 
 
  The  adj  cruel  has  4  senses  (first  3  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (7)  cruel,  unkind  --  (lacking  or  showing  kindness  or  compassion  or  mercy) 
  2.  (3)  barbarous,  brutal,  cruel,  fell,  roughshod,  savage,  vicious  --  ((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.  (1)  brutal,  cruel  --  ((of  weapons  or  instruments)  causing  suffering  and  pain;  "brutal  instruments  of  torture";  "cruel  weapons  of  war") 
  4.  brutal,  cruel,  harsh,  rigorous,  unkind  --  ((of  circumstances;  especially  weather)  causing  suffering;  "brutal  weather";  "northern  winters  can  be  cruel";  "a  cruel  world";  "a  harsh  climate;  "a  rigorous  climate";  "unkind  winters") 
 
  Antonyms  of  adj  cruel 
 
  4  senses  of  cruel 
 
  Sense  1 
  cruel,  unkind 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  heartless)  ->  hearted 
 
  Sense  2 
  barbarous,  brutal,  cruel,  fell,  roughshod,  savage,  vicious 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  inhumane)  ->  humane 
 
  Sense  3 
  brutal,  cruel 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  inhumane)  ->  humane 
 
  Sense  4 
  brutal,  cruel,  harsh,  rigorous,  unkind 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  hard)  ->  soft 
 
  Similarity  of  adj  cruel 
 
  4  senses  of  cruel 
 
  Sense  1 
  cruel,  unkind 
  =>  heartless  (vs.  hearted) 
 
  Sense  2 
  barbarous,  brutal,  cruel,  fell,  roughshod,  savage,  vicious 
  =>  inhumane  (vs.  humane) 
 
  Sense  3 
  brutal,  cruel 
  =>  inhumane  (vs.  humane) 
 
  Sense  4 
  brutal,  cruel,  harsh,  rigorous,  unkind 
  =>  hard  (vs.  soft) 
 
  Attributes  of  adj  cruel 
 
 
  Familiarity  of  adj  cruel 
 
  cruel  used  as  an  adjective  is  uncommon  (polysemy  count  =  4) 
 
  Grep  of  adj  cruel 
  cruel 
 
  Overview  of  adj  cruel 
 
  The  adj  cruel  has  4  senses  (first  3  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (7)  cruel,  unkind  --  (lacking  or  showing  kindness  or  compassion  or  mercy) 
  2.  (3)  barbarous,  brutal,  cruel,  fell,  roughshod,  savage,  vicious  --  ((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.  (1)  brutal,  cruel  --  ((of  weapons  or  instruments)  causing  suffering  and  pain;  "brutal  instruments  of  torture";  "cruel  weapons  of  war") 
  4.  brutal,  cruel,  harsh,  rigorous,  unkind  --  ((of  circumstances;  especially  weather)  causing  suffering;  "brutal  weather";  "northern  winters  can  be  cruel";  "a  cruel  world";  "a  harsh  climate;  "a  rigorous  climate";  "unkind  winters")