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  1. cruel

    • IPA[krʊəl]

    英式

    • adj.
      wilfully causing pain or suffering to others, or feeling no concern about it;causing pain or suffering
    • v.
      spoil or ruin (an opportunity or a chance of success)
    • verb: cruel, 3rd person present: cruels, gerund or present participle: cruelling, past tense: cruelled, past participle: cruelled

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    • 1. Australian informal spoil or ruin (an opportunity or a chance of success) Ernie nearly cruelled the whole thing by laughing
    • ph.
      a category of excessively severe punishment banned under the Eighth Amendment of the US ...

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      act towards someone in a way which seems harsh but will ultimately be of benefit to them

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈkro͞o(ə)l]

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    • adj.
      willfully causing pain or suffering to others, or feeling no concern about it: people who are cruel to animals a cruel remark

    Oxford American Dictionary