Associations to the word «Cruel»
CRUEL, adjective. Not nice; mean; heartless.
CRUEL, adjective. (slang) Cool; awesome; neat.
CRUEL, verb. To spoil or ruin (one's chance of success)
CRUEL, adjective. (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".
One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.