Associations to the word «Cruel»

Wiktionary

CRUEL, adjective. Not nice; mean; heartless.
CRUEL, adjective. (slang) Cool; awesome; neat.
CRUEL, verb. To spoil or ruin (one's chance of success)

Dictionary definition

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".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn