CRUEL, a. L. See Crude and Rude.
1. Disposed to give pain to others, in body or mind; willing or pleased to torment, vex or afflict; inhuman; destitute of pity, compassion or kindness; fierce; ferocious; savage; barbarous; hardhearted; applied to persons or their dispositions.
They are cruel, and have no mercy. Jeremiah 6.
2. Inhuman; barbarous; savage; causing pain, grief or distress; exerted in tormenting, vexing or afflicting.
Cursed be their wrath, for it was cruel. Genesis 44.
The tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. Proverbs 12.
Others had trials of cruel mockings. Hebrews 11.