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Cruel
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Cruel as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

29 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 33 answers for the crossword clue 'Cruel', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Cruel a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Cruel as an answer itself some 94 times.

Cruel is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Thursday, 02 December 2021 with the answer being HEARTLESS, we also found HEARTLESS to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • (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"

Anagrams

We found 2 anagrams for the word 'Cruel'.

  • lucre Informal terms for money
  • ulcer A circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

FELL
The act of felling something (as a tree)

MEAN
Characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"

5 Letters

HARSH
Sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character"

LUCRE
Informal terms for money

NASTY
Characterized by obscenity; "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes"

ULCER
A circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue

6 Letters

BRUTAL
Disagreeably direct and precise; "he spoke with brutal honesty"

SAVAGE
A cruelly rapacious person

UNKIND
Lacking kindness; "a thoughtless and unkind remark"; "the unkindest cut of all"

7 Letters

ABUSIVE
Characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment; "abusive punishment"; "argued...that foster homes are abusive"

BEASTLY
In a beastly manner; "she behaved beastly toward her mother-in-law"

CALLOUS
Make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals

INHUMAN
Without compunction or human feeling; "in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing"; "insensate destruction"

OGREISH

VICIOUS
Having the nature of vice

8 Letters

BARBARIC
Without civilizing influences; "barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes"

DESPOTIC
Belonging to or having the characteristics of a despot

INHUMANE
Lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"

PITILESS
Deficient in humane and kindly feelings

RUTHLESS
Without mercy or pity; "an act of ruthless ferocity"; "a monster of remorseless cruelty"

SADISTIC
Deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from inflicting pain on another

9 Letters

BARBAROUS
Primitive in customs and culture

HEARTLESS Howard
Lacking in feeling or pity or warmth

MERCILESS
Having or showing no mercy; "the merciless enemy"; "a merciless critic"; "gave him a merciless beating"

MONSTROUS
Abnormally large

ROUGHSHOD
Unjustly domineering; "incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition"

TRUCULENT
Defiantly aggressive; "a truculent speech against the new government"

UNFEELING
Devoid of feeling or sensation; "unfeeling trees"

10 Letters

UNMERCIFUL
Having or showing no mercy; "the merciless enemy"; "a merciless critic"; "gave him a merciless beating"

11 Letters

COLDHEARTED
Lacking in sympathy or feeling

HARDHEARTED
Lacking in feeling or pity or warmth

IRONHEARTED

REMORSELESS
Without mercy or pity; "an act of ruthless ferocity"; "a monster of remorseless cruelty"

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